The 5th Auckland Triennial ran from 10 May – 11 August 2013 at Auckland Art Gallery and eight additional sites across the city.
Led by renowned curator Hou Hanru, If you were to live here... included work by more than 30 New Zealand and international artists, collectives and architects.
Previously curator of major biennials including Lyon, Istanbul, and Guangzhou – now Artist Director of Rome’s Maxxi museum – Hou 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.’