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Michael Parekowhai at the Venice Biennale (1st of 2)

Michael Parekowhai's artworks are informed by his Māori and European heritage and often have a bicultural perspective, such as the major work chosen to represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Here gallery director Jenny Harper introduces 'On first looking into Chapman's Homer', an installation that alludes, with Parekowhai's characteristic wit and showmanship, to a poem of the same name by 19th century romantic poet John Keats.

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Creative New Zealand: Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

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Mark Stocker, 'Sculpture and installation art - Māori sculptors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/41986/michael-parekowhai-at-the-venice-biennale (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by Mark Stocker, published 22 Oct 2014