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Folkestone Triennial Conferences

Imagined Cities:11th & 12th October; The Sculpture Question: 1st & 2nd November

Folkestone Triennial has announced two conferences exploring topical issues in contemporary art. 'Imagined Cities', which will take place on the 11th and the 12th of October 2014, will bring together artists, architects, planners and thinkers to re-examine the notion of the city. Whilst 'The Sculpture Question', taking place on the 1st and 2nd of November 2014, will question how we define sculpture today. 

Imagined Cities
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October
10am – 6pm, at Quarterhouse

Many of the artists participating in the 2014 Folkestone Triennial work at the intersection between art, architecture and urbanism. This two-day event brings together artists, architects, planners and thinkers to re-examine the notion of the city. They will look at art’s involvement in masterplanning and issues around cultural regeneration, asking questions such as: What do we want from our towns and cities and who should provide it? What really makes people move to a new area, and what makes them stay?

Keynote speakers: Sir Terry Farrell, architect; and Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre

Click here for more info and to book your tickets for Imagined Cities.

The Sculpture Question
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November
10am – 6pm, at Quarterhouse

How do we define sculpture today? Sculpture has become increasingly associated with the public realm; it is indeed as likely to be found outside the gallery as in it. Outside the white cube, it finds itself tangled in a complex web of competing agendas – those of artists, curators, commissioning agents, local and national authorities, funding bodies and local and international audiences. In these often-institutionalised and formalised ‘public’ contexts, how might sculpture still be understood as radical, contrary or disruptive?

Keynote speakers: Nicolas Bourriaud, Director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and curator of Taipei Biennial 2014; Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain; Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibitions Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Independent Curator

Presented by the Sculpture Question Research Group in partnership with Folkestone Triennial and University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, and part-funded by Interreg IVA programme, a European Development Regional Fund initiative.

Click here for more info and to book your tickets for The Sculpture Question.

A weekend ticket for each conference is priced at £20 and £15 for concessions.
Day tickets for both conferences are priced at £15 and £10 for concessions.

For more information visit the Folkestone Triennial website.