2nd Folkestone Triennial
A Million Miles from Home
25 June – 25 September 2011
The selected artists have been invited to develop new works for Folkestone’s streets, squares, beaches and historic buildings to create a cutting-edge contemporary art exhibition in the public domain.
Curated by Andrea Schlieker, A Million Miles from Home refers to the sense of being between worlds, of displacement and separation, of transience and having to find bearings in an unknown elsewhere. It alludes to unease about unfamiliar surroundings as much as to wonder at this experience.
The selected artists in this year’s Triennial either live or have biographical backgrounds in countries as diverse as Algeria, Kosovo, Israel, Guyana, India and Brazil, as well as Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, Germany, Britain and the US. A local artist collaborative is also represented. Together, they bring their stories and experiences to Folkestone, finding elements of shared ground and connecting threads.
Photo: Andrea Schlieker. Courtesy Folkestone Triennial