Contemporary art

The South East of England boasts some of the best culture in the world. Through England’s Creative Coast, seven internationally-renowned artists will create something completely new – site-specific artworks that span both the physical and digital sphere, and offer new kinds of cultural experiences and tourist treasure trail. They will work with the Creative Coast’s leading art galleries and organisations Cement Fields, Creative Folkestone, De La Warr Pavilion, Hastings Contemporary, Metal, Towner Eastbourne, and Turner Contemporary.

Waterfronts: Seven new art commissions
England’s Creative Coast has appointed Tamsin Dillon to curate a series of seven specially commissioned artworks, collectively titled Waterfronts, each situated on and made in response to seven places along this coastline:

  • Michael Rakowitz working with Turner Contemporary in Margate
    Rakowitz reconstructs lost histories through his art, since 2006 seeking to reconstruct more than 8,000 artefacts from the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad that are missing, stolen, destroyed or ‘of status unknown’ following the 2003 invasion by the US-led coalition. He lives and works in Chicago, USA.
Michael Rakowitz, The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, 2020

Michael Rakowitz, The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, 2020

  • Mariana Castillo Deball working with Towner Eastbourne
    Deball mediates between science, archaeology and the visual arts to explore the ways in which these describe the world. She lives and works in Berlin.

    Mariana Castillo Deball, TO-DAY July 9th, 2016. Infinite Staircase Structure installed on a public space at Liverpool 1

    Mariana Castillo Deball, TO-DAY July 9th, 2016. Infinite Staircase Structure installed on a public space at Liverpool 1

  • Holly Hendry working with the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-sea
    Hendry makes sculptures and installations that give physical form to ideas around emptiness, edges, absence, flatness, fakes and forgeries — things that are missing and unknown. She lives and works in London.

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    Holly Hendry, Cenotaph, 2018, Jesmonite, concrete, oak, marble, stainless steel, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo credits – Pete Carr/ Thierry Bal

  • Andreas Angelidakis working with Hastings Contemporary
    Angelidakis is interested in how people react to structures. His multi-disciplinary artworks try to make sense of where we are and how we got there. He lives and works in Athens.

    Andreas Angelidakis, DEMOS, d14, collection Albertinum, Dresden. Photo Stathis Mamalakis. Courtesy the Breeder

    Andreas Angelidakis, DEMOS, d14, collection Albertinum, Dresden. Photo Stathis Mamalakis. Courtesy the Breeder

  • Pilar Quinteros working with Creative Folkestone as part of Folkestone Triennial 2020
    Quinteros works across drawing, video and sculpture, often using inexpensive materials. Her practice explores how one is affected by the context of a place and shaped by its norms, often through interventions in public places. She lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

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    Pilar Quinteros, Friendship of Peoples Fountain, 2014. Courtesy of the artist

  • Jasleen Kaur working with Cement Fields in Gravesend
    Kaur investigates the hybridity of an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within materials and objects. She lives and works in London.

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    Jasleen Kaur, Father’s Shoes, 2009. Royal College of Art Permanent Collection

  • Katrina Palmer working with the Southend-based organisation, Metal
    Palmer works with storytelling, distributing fragmented elements of narrative across found sites, audio environments, printed matter and performance. She lives and works in London.
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Katrina Palmer, The Coffin Jump. Photo Danny Lawson PA