Turbulence, 3rd Auckland Triennial

Auckland, New Zealand

9 March to 4 June 2007


Venues: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, NEW Gallery, ARTSPACE, The Gus Fisher Gallery, ST PAUL ST, Academy Cinemas

John Pule, Kehe Tau Hauga Foou (To All New Arrivals) 2007

John Pule, Kehe Tau Hauga Foou

(To All New Arrivals) 2007

Lucia Madriz Red Alert, 2007

Lucia Madriz

Red Alert, 2007

Carlos Capelan Always There, 2007

Carlos Capelan

Always There, 2007

Gus Fisher Long March Project with Kah Bee Chow and Daniel Malone No Chinatown, 2007

Gus Fisher Long March Project with Kah Bee Chow and Daniel Malon

No Chinatown, 2007

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.

Presented at venues throughout inner city Auckland, turbulence includes painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, film, performance and collaborations between international and New Zealand artists.

The 3rd Auckland Triennial addressed the condition of turbulence – the complex and unpredictable cultural and political environment in which we live. The artists in this exhibition engage with the emotional flux of their daily reality, responding to the ambient hopes and fears in our midst. They create aesthetic interventions – active, vital and alternative ways of looking at the world around us.

The artists in turbulence 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.


Lida Abdul (Afghanistan); Chantal Akerman (Belgium); Vyacheslav Akhunov (Uzbekistan) and Sergey Tichina (Uzbekistan); Eve Armstrong (New Zealand); The Atlas Group / Walid Raad (Lebanon/United States of America); Carlos Capelán (Uruguay/Sweden); Kah Bee Chow Malaysia/New Zealand); Phil Collins (United Kingdom); Donna Conlon (Panama); Shane Cotton (New Zealand); Christina Dimitriadis (Greece); Willie Doherty (Northern Ireland); Regina José Galindo (Guatemala); Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba); Alexandros Georgiou (Greece); Monica 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 (Columbia); John Pule (Niue/New Zealand); r e a (Gamilaraay/Wailwan people of NSW, Australia); Julie Rrap (Australia); Michal Rovner (Israel/United States of America); Lázaro A. Saavedra González (Cuba); Sriwhana Spong (New Zealand); Yuk King Tan (New Zealand); Laura Waddington (United Kingdom); Lynette Wallworth (Australia); and Areta Wilkinson (New Zealand)