Exhibition

England's Creative Coast: Jasleen Kaur's Waterfronts commission for Creative Folkestone

29 May 2021 – 12 Nov 2021

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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England's Creative Coast: Pilar Quinteros - 'Janus Fortress: Folkestone'

Folkestone
England, United Kingdom

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England’s Creative Coast is a landmark project between seven outstanding arts organisations to create a new outdoor cultural experience that connects art with landscape and local stories with global perspectives.

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‘Janus Fortress: Folkestone’ by Chilean artist Pilar Quinteros is a multifaceted work that will evolve over time. The god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality and endings in ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is usually depicted with two faces. Quinteros’s sculpture likewise presents two faces, one looking inland and the other gazing at the sea, symbolising the duality of borders — of looking outwards while protecting inwards. 

“For much of human history it was believed that we lived in a world of binary nature, of opposites. Working for Waterfronts and the specific location of Folkestone makes me think of that region of the country and its history being an important border, as a place of simultaneous entries and exits. It is a precise place to think about the supposedly opposites and what can be in the middle. Art, I think, opens that possibility.”
— Pilar Quinteros

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Curators

Tamsin Dillon

Exhibiting artists

Pilar Quinteros

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