Folkestone Triennial - Casa Anacaona

My Get Pushed partner this week is Steve Pooley, who challenged me to produce a picture of modern furniture. This threw me completely! After puzzling where I could find modern furniture in this area that wasn't mass produced, I went for an evening walk with my dogs along Folkestone Beach.

Sitting in front of me as the sun went down was 'Casa Anacaona', one of the brightly coloured art exhibits for the Folkestone Triennial 2017, by a Venezuelan artist called Sol Calero. This exhibit was created by the artist and other creatives to provide a 'social space' for people to gather formally or informally. "The brightly painted furniture contributes to the sense of 'place' within which visitors may have a 'cross-cultural' experience, nudged to consider cultural differences and the stereotypes that loom large in our thinking ... Sol Calero's practice refers to Latino culture and its exchange of influence with Western European traditions, revolving around the notions of ancestry, culture and the transformation of meaning that visual symbols can undergo in society. She is interested in reflecting the ambiguity of cultural signs, and investigates the way in which meanings can proliferate and change".

She has exhibited widely in Venezuela and Europe, had a solo exhibition in Germany and received several international awards.

Sadly the colourful chairs have been removed over the winter months but the built in bench seating remains.
@stevepo Hi Steve, I realise this is probably not quite what you had in mind, but it's one of a kind, very colourful, and could perhaps fit your challenge if you were feeling generous? It's a shame the daffodil yellow chairs have been stored for the winter, they were shaped to echo the supports at the corners of the structure. Hope you like it! Felicity
posted February 13th, 2018  
@fbailey Hi Felicity, not too sure what I had in mind other than the idea seemed different to your usual shots. I really like it, the colours and a place people would want to use....weather permitting! I would be drawn there, it seems a fun place. Challenge met! Steve
posted February 13th, 2018  
@stevepo Cheers Steve, I can relax now!!
posted February 13th, 2018  
What a lovely piece of usable art :)
posted February 13th, 2018  
It looks a little forlorn at the moment, but Imagine in summer it will be a different story. I really like the presentation, it looks fab on black
posted February 13th, 2018  
What a lovely colourful place to sit. You will have to post another pic once the yellow chairs are back!
posted February 13th, 2018  
Intriguing and pleasing! The colours and design definitely tend towards South America!
posted February 13th, 2018  
A surprising sight in your area, I would suspect. However Folkestone seems to be a very artistic community. Almost it must be very culturally diverse as well. This cabaƱa looks lovely in the setting sun.
posted February 14th, 2018  
Quite extraordinary and most innovative.
posted February 14th, 2018  
Great art work for the people.
posted February 14th, 2018  
wonderful golden light on that structure.
posted February 14th, 2018  
lovely light and I like the art
posted February 14th, 2018  
Two beautiful pic.`s.
posted February 14th, 2018  
I really like how you used two photos to give a sense of place to this shot.
Everything is so bright and bold and modern!
Nicely met challenge
posted February 20th, 2018  
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