On now until 28 August 2022

In its first new exhibition opening for 2022, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki showcases the work of Yona Lee, a New Zealand-Korean artist with a growing international reputation. This is the artist’s most ambitious solo exhibition to date.

Within the context of a global pandemic, restricted borders, and a changing relationship to public and private spaces, An Arrangement for 5 Rooms negotiates the relationship we share with domestic and public spaces and objects; taking the visitor on a playful journey through both densely and sparsely filled rooms.

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Yona Lee: An Arrangement For 5 Rooms, 2022. Commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2022. Supported by the Contemporary Benefactors of the Auckland Art Gallery, Asia NZ Foundation and Chow:Hill. Courtesy of Fine Arts, Sydney, photograph by Jennifer French and Paul Chapman.

'With its narratives of life, music and movement from the perspective of a young Korean New Zealand artist, often literally in transit for work, Yona Lee: Arrangement for 5 Rooms solicits migration stories familiar to many New Zealanders...

Natasha Conland, Curator, Contemporary Art - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki