Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land

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Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land was a major exhibition of one of New Zealand's leading contemporary artists, featuring spectacular new works and key loans alongside a selection from the Gallery's own Collection. Parekowhai's unique practice is characterised by a refined aesthetic and an engagement with the creation and role of culture in the contemporary world. Primarily sculptural, his works often play with scale and space, using humour to comment on the intersections between national narratives, colonial histories and popular culture. Parekowhai is known for bringing together an array of references, sometimes in a single object, with in-jokes and snippets of personal biography sitting side-by-side with art historical playfulness and big-picture cultural critique. This is a full-colour exhibition catalogue and the first substantial publication devoted to Parekowhai's practice.

112 pages
Paperback Colour Illustrations