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Yoko Ono to exhibit at Folkestone Triennial 2014

By DKilpatrick  |  Posted: March 11, 2014

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ACTIVIST Yoko Ono is among the artists set to display work at this year’s Folkestone Triennial, it has been announced.

The widow of John Lennon, who is also an avant-garde visual artist, will exhibit work at the Quarterhouse as part of the festival, which will be held across the town between August 30 and November 2.

Others due to exhibit their work include Andy Goldsworthy, Pablo Bronstein and Gabriel Lester.

All of the artists have been invited to create artwork which directly relates to the town and its socio-economic and cultural history.

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Folkestone Triennial curator Lewis Biggs said: “I’m very proud to be curator for an exhibition that is fast becoming a focus of interest around the world.

“The Folkestone Triennial presents a very special opportunity for artists who want the challenge of showing outside the gallery, museum or sale room.

“I have been careful to invite only artists whose work fits the opportunity – who want to be in dialogue with the urban context, who have something to say about contemporary life in a wider world and who want to engage with a broader audience.”

Previous artists to have exhibited their work in Folkestone include Mark Wallinger and Tracey Emin.

For more information, visit www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk

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