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Living There Being Here, Living Here Being There

Living There Being Here, Living Here Being There

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  • Tue 24 Feb ’15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wed 25 Feb ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu 26 Feb ’15, 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fri 27 Feb ’15, 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sat 28 Feb ’15, 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sun 1 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Mon 2 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 3 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 4 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu 5 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 6 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 7 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 8 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 9 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 10 Mar ’15, 11:00am – 4:00pm
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George Fraser Gallery, 25a Princes Street, Auckland CBD


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Ever wondered what it is like to live in a foreign country? A new exhibition by international students from Elam School of Fine Arts deals with the experience of being from somewhere else. The show entitled Living There Being Here, Living Here Being There is on at the George Fraser Gallery, to coincide with one of Auckland’s largest imported cultural events, the Chinese Lantern Festival.

The participating artists, Nim Flora Chan, Kit Keung, Jeong Ryeong Kim, Dasul Lee and Sena Park, are all members of the group Let’s Talk Art, which comprises international fine arts students at the University of Auckland.

All five, who originate from China and Korea, have created works for the show about being artists from abroad who also call New Zealand home. Addressing ideas around distant-yet-connected places, culture and identity, the exhibition proposes that perhaps a 'far away there' is a 'globally here'.

Visitors to the Lantern Festival in Albert Park will be able to pop in to the adjoining George Fraser Gallery and even contribute, as artist Jeong Ryeong Kim will be drawing portraits of obliging viewers directly onto the walls as part of her artwork.

Students from the Dance Studies Programme at the University of Auckland are also involved. Six dancers will take part in 20-minute performances on the Saturday evening during the Lantern Festival in response to the exhibition. The dance works will be interactive, responsive to the audience and designed to complement the ideas present in the art.

Public programmes:
Elam student Jeong Ryeong Kim will be drawing portraits of visitors on to the gallery wall.
Date: Friday 27 & Saturday 28 February 2015
Time: 4-7pm

Students from NICAI's Dance Studies Programme will perform in response to the exhibition.
Date: Saturday 28 February 2015
Time: 5pm & 7pm
Duration: 20 minutes per performance.

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