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June, 2020

This is a repeating event

Sat13Jun10:00 am5:00 pmRescheduledCivilisation, Photography, Now exhibition opening weekend10:00 am - 5:00 pm Auckland Art GalleryType:Art,ExhibitionWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Zhang Xiao, Coastline No.2, 2009 © Zhang Xiao, courtesy Blindspot Gallery


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Auckland Art Gallery

Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Event Details

The Civilisation, Photography, Now exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery looks at our built environments and our hyper-connected, 21st Century lives through the eyes of the skillful photographers who have so vividly pictured them. Humans engineer vast systems and structures, producing dazzling spectacles and generating complex conflicts. These ceaseless activities are captured in ‘Civilisation, Photography, Now’ which features the work of 100 of the world’s finest photographers.

The exhibition illustrates our increasingly global, connected society, and encourages viewers to consider where we live, how we consume, and how we travel, learn, explore and control. Art and documentary photography, photojournalism and commercial image-making by artists including Richard Misrach, Candida Höfer, Pieter Hugo, Taryn Simon and An-My Lê focus attention on our habitation of the planet.

‘Civilisation, Photography, Now’ is curated by renowned international photography curators William A. Ewing and Holly Roussell. The exhibition is co-produced by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis and Lausanne. Ron Brownson is the co-coordinating curator for Auckland Art Gallery.


Children aged 12 and under are FREE.  (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Adults $19
Concessions $16
Members FREE

You can buy tickets on the day or book in advance.