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BRINGING ART TO THE WORLD

The art world loves to hate an art fair. From the VIP parties, to the admission prices, to the outright commercialisation of art — it is really the perfect balance of things to get under the skin of an arts worker on a moral high horse (and we love our moral high horses).

And yet, in the case of Auckland Art Fair, most galleries in the city either directly or indirectly programme events and exhibitions for the fair’s audience. So rather than leaning into a classic Kiwi pastime of disliking art (especially in relation to money), perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate what economic, cultural

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