Turner Contemporary
  • Krijn de Koning: Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone)
    Photo Thierry Bal 
  • Krijn de Koning: Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone)
    Photo Thierry Bal
  • Krijn de Koning: Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone)
    Photo Thierry Bal
  • Krijn de Koning: Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone)
    Photo Thierry Bal
1 August 2014 - 2 November 2014

See a new artwork by Dutch artist Krijn de Koning, made specially for Turner Contemporary's Summer of Colour festival and Folkestone Triennial 2014.

The colourful architectural labyrinthine walkway is in two different outdoor locations in Kent: Turner Contemporary’s South Terrace, adjacent to the gallery, and within a Victorian grotto on Folkestone seafront. The work appears simultaneously in both locations this summer as part of Turner Contemporary’s Summer of Colour festival and Lookout, the third Folkestone Triennial.

Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone) has a strong sense of place, having been conceived for two different locations in Kent. Both sites have a strong connection through their coastal locations and history as popular destinations for leisure and tourism during the 19th and 20th centuries. 

What both sites have in common is an attempt at providing some sort of protection or shelter: the fake Victorian caves or grottoes on the one hand, versus the hard-edged contemporary architecture of Turner Contemporary on the other. Both sites lend themselves to this notion of a ‘dwelling’, which in turn plays with the traditional idea of seaside pavilions and beach huts, a common feature of the UK coast. 

This is the first time Turner Contemporary and the Creative Foundation have collaborated on an artist commission.

Krijn de Koning's Dwelling is produced by Turner Contemporary for Folkestone Triennial 2014 and the Summer of Colour, with a grant from the Creative Foundation and with the support of Cultural Destinations and the Mondriaan Fonds.
 
Dwelling (Margate / Folkestone) opens on 31 July at Turner Contemporary and on 30 August at Folkestone to coincide with the opening of Folkestone Triennial 2014.
 

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