Lively conversation about art and life
Our city is being re-imagined by the creative minds of artists and architects from around the world in the fifth Auckland Triennial running until August.
This year’s theme is If You Were To Live Here and internationally acclaimed curator Hou Hanru has led more than 30 artists to explore this idea with artworks that challenge and inspire visitors.
Since its inception in 2000 the Auckland Triennial has worked with partners across the city to develop and present a lively and engaging conversation about contemporary art as New Zealand’s premier international contemporary art exhibition.
Nine venues across Auckland are participating in this year’s Triennial including Silo 6, Artspace, the Auckland Art Gallery and the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
For the first time entry is free and exhibitions feature activities for people of all ages and interests with family days, live performances and talks.
Visitors will also get the chance to explore the Triennial’s new think-tank The Lab which features a series of pro- jects investigating how we might live better including a study of the Kiwi ‘‘quarter acre dream’’.
People can see The Lab in action at the Auckland Art Gallery, take part in discussions, contribute their own ideas and watch each project evolve over time. The Triennial runs until August 11. Artspace and the Film Archive end their presentations on July 13 while Silo Park ends its exhibition on July 14.
Contemporary art: RAM (workers’ house) by Michael Lin.