press release

The 5th Auckland Triennial runs from the 10th of May til the 11th of August 2013 at Auckland Art Gallery and eight additional sites, extending the Triennial’s reach across Auckland.

Led by renowned curator Hou Hanru, If you were to live here... includes work by more than 30 New Zealand and international artists, collectives and architects.

Previously curator of major biennials including Lyon, Istanbul, and Guangzhou, Hou has invited artists to respond to the diverse cultural, social, architectural and urban characteristics of Auckland. ‘A triennial,’ he says, ‘is a space for producing new aesthetic forms and social spaces.

It is not only an occasion to see art, but an interaction between artists, people and the city to envisage possible futures.’