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19 international artists have been commissioned to create new works for the Folkestone Triennial 2011, which will take place from 25 June – 25 September.

Andrea Schlieker. Photo courtesy Folkestone Triennial

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

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