3 Feb 2010
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Celebrate the notion of giving and kindness this April during Living Room - an exciting programme of live performance art, film and video works in Auckland's CBD.
Living Room, on from 9 to 18 April, will bring together a talented group of local and international artists and choreographers in a curated programme around the theme; "A Week of Goodness".
This theme explores the concept of giving and kindness as a start point for a host of interactions, keeping in mind that every gift comes with a string attached.
Living Room 2010 is curated by Pontus Kyander, who has been responsible for public art programming at Auckland City Council over the past 18 months.
Arts, Culture and Recreation chairperson, Councillor Greg Moyle, says since it was first presented in 2005, Living Room has consistently brought an exciting programme of art into Auckland's city centre.
"Living Room gives Aucklanders and visitors the chance to experience something they ordinarily wouldn't in a vibrant and energetic way - reflecting the very nature of Auckland's busiest hub, the CBD."
"By changing urban open space to a stage for the unexpected, Living Room will challenge audiences to see the central city differently," he says.
Living Room is a free annual CBD public art programme organised by Auckland City Council, and funded by the CBD targeted rate.
Cultural relations agency, The British Council, is once again a major supporter of Living Room. British Council Country Director, Ingrid Leary says: "Living Room is a great fit because it's all about making art accessible to wider audiences and cities more creative and inspirational places to live and work."
Living Room 2010 is also supported by Creative New Zealand.
Thirteen talented artists from New Zealand, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden will be involved in the 2010 Living Room programme. More details will be available at www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/events from the beginning of March.