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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.