Over 100 installations, exhibitions, guided walks, murals, performances, talks, markets, and workshops are set to liven up the town centre for Artwork within the Metropolis 2022, occurring from seventh–sixteenth October.
This yr sees the return of the College of Auckland’s Faculty of Structure and Planning’s City Artwork Village installations.
Late Evening Artwork on Thursday 13 October between 5–9pm will see Auckland Artwork Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Gow Langsford Gallery, Gus Fisher Gallery, Kura Gallery, Fingers Gallery, The Tuesday Membership, and Cassette 9 open their doorways after darkish with exhibitions and activations.
Exhibiting at Late Evening Artwork, the City Artwork Village will take over O’Connell Avenue for one evening solely. The College of Auckland’s Faculty of Structure and Planning introduces 9 specifically constructed installations with interactive actions that examine and reply to political and neighborhood occasions with an expression of artwork. In 2022, participation on this undertaking affords college course credit.
Architect, artist, and trainer Matt Liggins has been concerned in City Artwork Village for quite a few years now and is contributing his personal construction on this yr’s Village known as ‘The Friendship Waka’ the place he’s created a undertaking sales space connected to the bonnet of his automobile to take folks away on a conceptual road-trip.
Some examples of the buildings that might be on show this yr embody work from a bunch known as The Social Dreamers inviting you to take part in ‘That is an Training Emergency’, a collaborative set up advocating for shifts in tertiary schooling throughout Aotearoa to higher worth folks over capital. One other construction is ‘Kiwi Dreamer’ which analyses Aotearoa’s fixation with the “Kiwi Dream” of proudly owning a indifferent house on a quarter-acre part. Nonetheless, Kiwi Dreamer is a response to the nightmare actuality of this dream, disguised by a picturesque Ponsonby villa with a white picket fence, dainty mailbox, manicured hedge, and beamer. Fairly a number of of those works are a direct reflection on the world we at the moment reside in and are certain to spark some attention-grabbing conversations on the occasion.
City Artwork Village 2022 artists:
- Matt Liggins | Friendship Waka
- Maxine Goon | That is an Training Emergency
- Gujin Chung, Yifan Liu, Yilin Liu | Housing Bubble
- Madeline Brown, Betty Han and Reiden Le’Jan Purificacion | WHO AM I?
- Norm Dines, Gus Clelland, Cindy Zhang | Auckland’s Most Boring Workplace
- Anson Sieu, Kinki Lo, Evan Zhang, Johnny Jiang | The Grocery store of Ideas
- Karl Poland, Robbie Anderson, Shelley Jiao | Kiwi Dreamer
- Phillip Lee & Yeri Lee | Undocumented Objects
- Jack Wu, Oliver Ray Chaudhuri, Dianwang, Calvin Feng, William Chen, Binh Minh Ha | The Chairs within the Room, Quiet Beside the Elephant
Different Artwork within the Metropolis 2022 occasions to take a look at are:
To see the complete Artwork within the Metropolis 2022 programme go to: www.heartofthecity.co.nz/art-in-the-city