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Book Launch: Mischa Kuball, Heather Galbraith and Blair French at Ground Floor C’AAF

Join Mischa Kuball, Heather Galbraith and Blair French for the Auckland launch of Mischa Kuball // Solidarity Grid – Otautahi Christchurch 2013-2016, edited by Blair French.

Mischa Kuball’s Solidarity Grid is a permanent public artwork and a gift to Christchurch, NZ in the wake of the destructive earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Over 3 years 21 cities worldwide donated functioning lamp posts for the work, each gift building connections between the recovering city and international communities. The lamps – all very different in design and history – are installed along a pathway separating the inner city and parklands, this new location extending their symbolic and social significance. Featuring extensive photographic documentation and texts by 6 writers this book documents the project from its basis in a practical artistic response to an urban crisis, through to its realisation as a form of monument, a place for reflection, and a contribution to civic infrastructure.

Published by Koenig Books, London, the book includes essays by Nic Low, Vanessa Joan Müller, Hugh Nicholson, Bruce Phillips, Lara Strongman, Nathan Pohio, with a foreword by Deborah McCormick and Anthony Wright, as well as a conversation between Mischa Kuball and Blair French.

This talk will take place during the Art Party on Friday 25 May. Buy tickets to enjoy late night access to the Fair with artists, DJs and a cash bar – and attend the Auckland launch of Mischa Kuball // Solidarity Grid. Limited tickets are available!



Ground Floor C'AAF