Friday, July 1, 2011

Less is more: public art projects on Auckland's waterfront

Unlike Seoul (see yesterday's post), Auckland is taking a less-is-more approach with its public art programme. A handful of major works have been commissioned with the first suite due to be completed by the time of the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in September. They include Billy Apple's Waipero Swamp Walk and Corner Post (completed) and three projects on Auckland's waterfront - the relocation of Michio Ihara's Wind Tree, a collaborative work by Aamu Song and Johan Olin titled Sounds of Sea, and an installation in and on a cement silo by Anthony McCall. We'll post updates on these projects next week.
Image: Anthony McCall, installation view of Breath (The Vertical Works) at Hanger Bicocca, Milan (2009), image from the Adam Art Gallery website