Saturday, August 30, 2014

New Installation at Turner Contemporary Gallery Margate

Outside the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. artist Krijn de Koning has made a site specific installation. I really like the work which is called Dwelling (Margate/Folkestone)  and consists of a series of walls in different colours making room like spaces.

The second installtion is in Folkestone as part of the Folkestone Triennial, which I haven't seen yet. Folkestone Triennial website here

I like the changing views as you walk around the space, all the colours and the shadows changing the colours too. The cut outs in the walls frame views around the gallery too and a glimpse of the sea.

The work is described on the Turner Contemporary website. link here

 "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. "

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