Lively con­ver­sa­tion about art and life

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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.

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