charitable acts of exchange

In many-to-many (2013) altruism, equity and reciprocity are explored through the engagement with processes and rationales of gift-exchange and in this instance the concept of charitable institutions. The 79 International charities (as listed below) were a major component of this installation – AUM through to the World Food Programm. Each charitable organisation (active and inactive) were named on the backs of portable office chairs gathered in an outdoor open public space situated between the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Albert Park. The chairs were purchased by et al. through trade-me from ANZ (North Shore, Auckland) who were also donating the profits to a charitable organisation. In part the installation raises the question of who are the so called good charities and what is good purpose? hence the quote;


Non-profit organisations are listed below with active links provided for current (ie. www. sites active) opportunities for donations and acts of gift exchange: 1. AUM 2. Holy Monk Emperor 3. Supreme Truth 4. Minister of Health 5. Minister of Constitution 6. Minister of Intelligence 7. Minister of Science & Technology 8. Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) 9. International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) 10. Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa Incorporated (ACYA)
11. The Afghanistan Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project 12. The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand (Inc) 13. Asian Muslim Action Network (IRCT – AMAN) 14. Benevolence International Foundation 15. Blackwater Alumni Association 16. Bright Hope World 17. The Gloabal Women’s Development Center 18. Child in Need India (CINI) 19. Cluster Munitions Planning Group
20. The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) 21. Community Security Trust (CST) 22. Christchurch Earthquake Appeal 23. Cyronics Institute 24. The Deniz Feneri Association 25. Direct Relief International 26. East meets West Foundation / Thrive Network 27. The European Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women (EPACVAW) 28. Falah-e Insaniyat Foundation (Welfare of Humanity Foundation) 29. Foundation for Conscious Evolution (FCE)
30. Free the children 31. Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) 32. The Global March Against Child Labour 33. Half the Sky / One Sky Foundation 34. Hamas Summer Camp (HSC) 35. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development 36. Human Concern International’s Child Sponsorship Program. 37. Human Fertility and Embryology Association (HEFA) 38. Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Sudan 39. Human Rights Campaign.
40. International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) 41. International Campaign Against Honour Killings (ICAHK) 42. International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims 43. Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation IKWRO44. The Irving Moskowitz Foundation 45. Islamic Resistance Movement 46. Islamic Charitable Society 47. Just a drop 48. Kalandia Camp Womens Handicraft Cooperative 49. Korea Truth Commission (KTC)
50. Kuzhalmannam Education Charitable Trust 51. Lashkar-e-Taiba, ‘Army of the Pure’ 52. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) 53. National Centre for Freedom and Renewal (NCFR) 54. National Organisation for Women (NOW) 55. National Organisation of Shelters for Battered Women and their Children 56. NEFA Foundation (Nine/Eleven Finding Answers) 57. The Network of East-West Women / NEWW 58. Operation Blessing (OBI) 59. Operation Murambatsvina (“Operation Clear the Filth”)
60. The Organization for Defending Victims of Violence [ODVV] 61. Take IT Global 62. Oxfam Australia 63. Palestinian Conflict Resolution Centre (WI’AM) 64. Project HOPE 65. Red Dust Role Models 66. Social Rehabilitation Home for Protecting Women and Benghazig Home for Juvenile Girls 67. South Dakota State Boot Camp for Girls 68. Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga – the National Network of Stopping Violence 69. Tibet Relief Fund
70. Truth and Reconciliation Commission 71. Ummah Welfare Trust 72. Unifem 73. c74. Virtual Border Patrol Deputies 75. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) 76. Voice Of Dalit International (VODI) 77. Forgotten Voices 78. Women’s Refuge New Zealand 79. World Food Program