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Auckland

BY ANDREW CLIFFORD

View of Auckland. Photo by Andrew Clifford for ArtAsiaPacific.

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, but its geographic distance from the rest of the world and its comparatively small population of 1.5 million leaves it with something of an inferiority complex. We Aucklanders worry about the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, being in the capital, Wellington; that we have no dedicated contemporary art museum; and that we have to travel to Australia to see major events or works. A popular New Zealand maxim is that we need to think…

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