The Guardian

Arts and design
June 25th, 2011

Folkestone Triennial: A Million Miles From Home

Three years ago the debut Folkestone Triennial was a triumph, exploring the town’s history in ways that were in turn witty, poignant and political. With Andrea Schlieker at the helm again, this next instalment promises more lively insights. The social message is user-friendly in Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad’s giant scratchcard wall installation. It conceals images of parades in Folkestone and Brazil, but also calls to mind those for whom the lottery represents the only hope of a better life. Martin Creed has created elevator music for the Victorian Leas Lift, one of only four water-balanced funicular lifts still active in the UK. The crowd-puller should be a face-off between two aquatic creatures: Cornelia Parker’s bronze mermaid, and Charles Avery’s 20-foot sea monster merging horse, snake, fish and wallaby.

Sat to 25 Sep,

Skye Sherwin