What is luck?

This publication collects a series of responses to this question from a group of artists connected with the Doctoral programmes at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland and The Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki, who together consider luck and its connotations from a wide variety of artistic positions across cultures, geographies, and artistic practices, asking how aspects of chance, unpredictability, agency and control intersect with place, privilege, history and language.

Conceived as a parallel venue to the exhibition, un/luck explores the potential for publishing as a means of exchange. Produced on risograph, the publication experiments with an iterative approach, unfolding over the duration of the project. First presented at the Kuva Research Days in December 2023, this next edition features contributions from: Roma Anderson, Katrina Beekhuis, Matthew Cowan, Paul Cullen, Miklos Gaál, Matthew Galloway, Ngahuia Harrison, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Sean Kerr, Yukari Kaihori, Louise Menzies, Ilya Orlov, Peter Robinson, Mirimari Väyrynen and Denise Ziegler.

To celebrate the launch, we are hosting a panel discussion to continue these creative dialogues. Panelists to be announced soon. All are welcome, but registrations are encouraged.

Price

  • Free

Date

  • Sat 04 May

Time

  • 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Address

  • Level 4, The Kenneth Myers Centre
  • 74 Shortland Street
  • Auckland, 1010