The 3rd Auckland Triennial addresses the condition of turbulence, the complex and unpredictable cultural and political environment in which we live. Curated by Victoria Lynn, an independent curator based in Melbourne, the exhibition includes works that respond to the ambient hopes and fears in our midst. The artists on show create aesthetic interventions, active, vital and alternative ways of looking at the world around us. Some artists are motivated by a sense of protest, some forge an aesthetics of survival, while others try to out-manoeuvre turbulence by representing alternative routes and pathways.
Auckland Triennial 3rd edition
We live in turbulent times…
The 3rd Auckland Triennial addresses the condition of turbulence – the complex and unpredictable cultural and political environment in which we live. Curated by Victoria Lynn, an independent curator based in Melbourne, Australia, the exhibition includes works that respond to the ambient hopes and fears in our midst. The artists in turbulence create aesthetic interventions – active, vital and alternative ways of looking at the world around us. They present their real and imagined expressions of sustenance and exile, ancestry and colonisation, trade and co-existence. Some artists are motivated by a sense of protest, some forge an aesthetics of survival, while others try to out-manoeuvre turbulence by representing alternative routes and pathways.
The exhibition includes the work of over 35 artists from more than 20 countries.
Lida Abdul (Afghanistan); Chantal Akerman (Belgium); Vyacheslav Akhunov (Uzbekistan) with Sergey Tichina (Uzbekistan); Eve Armstrong (New Zealand); The Atlas Group / Walid Raad (Lebanon / United States of America); Carlos Capelan (Uruguay/Sweden); Kah Bee Chow (Malaysia / New Zealand); Phil Collins (United Kingdom); Donna Conlon (United States of America / Panama); Shane Cotton (Nga Puhi / New Zealand); Christina Dimitriadis (Greece / Germany); Willie Doherty (Northern Ireland); Regina Jose Galindo (Guatemala); Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba); Alexandros Georgiou (Greece) Mónica Giron (Argentina); George Gittoes (Australia); Fiona Hall (Australia) Mona Hatoum (Palestine / United Kingdom); Julian Hooper (New Zealand); Alfredo Jaar (Chile / United States of America); Isaac Julien (United Kingdom); Long March Project (People’s Republic of China); Lucia Madriz (Costa Rica); Daniel Malone (New Zealand); Oscar Muñoz (Colombia); John Pule (Niue / New Zealan d); r e a (Gamilaraay / Wailwan people of NSW, Australia); Michal Rovner (Israel / United States of America); Julie Rrap (Australia); Lázaro A. Saavedra Gonzaez (Cuba); Sriwhana Spong (New Zealand); Yuk King Tan (New Zealand / Hong Kong); Laura Waddington (United Kingdom); Lynette Wallworth (Australia); Areta Wilkinson (Kai Tahu / New Zealand).
The Auckland Triennial is New Zealand’s premier international contemporary art exhibition providing a window onto the world of contemporary art while creating a dialogue between local artists and their global counterparts. turbulence is accompanied by a substantial catalogue, including essays by Victoria Lynn, Cuban curator and writer Gerardo Mosquera and New Zealand sociologist David Craig. Illustrated throughout, with an elegant and contemporary design, it also includes texts on each of the artists by leading international curators and writers.
The 3rd Auckland Triennial supporters:
AUT University / Simpson Grierson / Sue Fisher Art Trust / Chartwell Trust / Creative New Zealand / Auckland Festival AK07 / Patrons of the Triennial / British Council / Australia Council for the Arts / Asia New Zealand Foundation / Trethewey Stone (ck) Stone / British Airways / CityLife Auckland / Aalto Colour / Elam Residency Project, University of Auckland
Image: Willie Doherty. Closure (still da video) 2005.
Opening: march 9, 2007
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, NEW Gallery
Cnr Lorne and Wellesley Sts, Auckland
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9 March to 4 June 2007
Open 7 Days 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adult $7, Concession/Friends of AK07/ARTSPACE members $5, Family $18
Children under 5 free
Level 1, 300 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
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9 March to 14 April 2007
Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 4pm
The Gus Fisher Gallery
Kenneth Myers Centre, The University of Auckland, 74 Shortland St, Auckland
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9 March to 28 April 2007
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm
St Paul St
Level 1 WM Building, AUT University
34 St Paul St, Auckland
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9 March to 21 April 2007
Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm
Auckland Central Library Building, 44 Lorne Street
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Screenings weekends 9 March to 4 June 2007
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