David Shrigley announced for Folkestone Triennial
David Shrigley and Antony Gormley are among the artists announced for The Folkestone Triennial's fourth edition.
Artists will create site-specific artworks responding to “the physical and conceptual context of Folkestone”, to be exhibited in the town’s public places. Some of the works will remain in Folkestone to be added to their growing art collection.
According to the Triennial, their chosen title – Double Edge, “resonates with major contemporary cultural, economic and political realities experienced as part of everyday lives in Folkestone and across the globe: migration; border control; wealth inequality; sustainability; a challenging urban environment; and climate change, to name just a few.”
Participating artists include Antony Gormley, David Shrigley, Bob and Roberta Smith, Rigo 23, Sol Calero, Ann Veronica Janssens, and Michael Craig-Martin.
Folkestone Triennial takes place from 2 September – 5 November 2017.