Auckland, 28 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 11 May to 11 August 2013 will be organised the fifth Auckland Triennial. The list of participating artists has just been unveiled.
Over 30 artists and collectives from Central Europe, South America, North Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States will be spread across eight sites in Auckland. The event is organised by Hou Hanru. Among the exhibitors we might name a few.
Moroccan photographer Yto Barrada, whose works reflect his experience of life within a developing town, Tangier. His work has been displayed at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin in 2012, at the Tate Modern in 2012 and at the Venice Biennale in 2011. In 2011, he was hailed as artist of the year by the Deutsche Bank.
Ryoji Ikeda is a composer and visual/electronic artist. He produces shows and installations. His work was displayed at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2012, at the Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial de Gijon in 2012 as well as at the Hamburgr Bahnhof, Berlin, also in 2012.
A painter and multidisciplinary artist, Michael Lin lives in Shanghai, China. His work blurs the frontier between arts and crafts and questions the role of art in the public space. His work was presented at the tenth Lyon Biennial, and at the Rockbund Art Museum of Shanghai in 2012. His current project has been designed with the Studio of Japanese Architecture, collective Bow Wow.
Eventually, Angélique Mesiti is an Australian artist, working with video, performance and installation. She has exhibited at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art in 2001, the Australian Center for Contemporary Art Melbourne in 2012 and the Tate Modern London in 2010.
The Auckland Triennial illustrates the theme “If You Were to Live Here” and will also offer discussions and debates between artists and the public.