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Imagine that! Beatle John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono to take part in Folkestone Triennial

11 March 2014
by Matt Leclere
Yoko Ono will be coming to Folkestone this year after it was announced today she would be taking part in the 2014 Triennial.
 
The 81-year-old artist and peace activist will be creating pieces that will be displayed at various sites across the town.
 
Organisers behind the Folkestone Triennial, which begins on August 30, made the announcement on Twitter this morning.
Peace activist Yoko Ono is coming to Folkestone

Peace activist Yoko Ono is coming to Folkestone

Ono - the widow of Beatle John Lennon - is an internationally acclaimed artist in her own right.
 
She follows other big names, such as Tracy Emin, in the art world to exhibit in Folkestone.
 
Ono moved to New York in 1953 after dropping out of philosophy school in her native Tokyo.
 
She is best known for her avant-garde art, music and filmmaking - as well as her 11-year marriage to Lennon.
 
 
 
This year's Folkestone Triennial, which first launched in 2008, will run until November 2.
 
Curator Lewis Biggs said: "I'm very proud to be curator for an exhibition that is fast becoming a focus of interest around the world.

"The Folkestone Triennial presents a very special opportunity for artists who want the challenge of showing outside the gallery, museum or sale room. I have been careful to invite only artists whose works fits the opportunity; who want to be in dialogue with the urban context, who have something to say about contemporary life in a wider world and who want to engage with a broader audience."

Other artists involved include Jyll Bradley, Pablo Bronstein, Strange Cargo, Diane Dever and Jonathan Wright, Tim Etchells, Andy Goldsworthy, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Harle and Tom Pickard, Emma Hart, Alex Hartley, Will Kwan, Gabriel Lester, Amina Menia, muf Architecture/Art, Marjetica Potrc and Ooze Architects, rootoftwo, Sarah Staton and Something & Son.

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