Michael Parekowhai, “Horn Of Africa,” 2006.
Automotive paint, wood, fibreglass, steel, brass 395 x 200 x 260cm.

Parekowhai was invited to take part by Creative New Zealand and 2011 Venice Biennale Commissioner Jenny Harper. His new work On first looking into Chapman’s Homer pays tribute to the poem of the same title by the nineteenth-century English Romantic poet John Keats, and references notions of discovery, exploration, and the cultural interplay between the Old and New Worlds.

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