Working with ideas such as portability, journeying, and the unearthing of treasures, Michael Parekowhai has created a conceptually layered exhibition that upends fine art conventions and art gallery etiquette, and questions notions of value and taste.
Drawing on works from the Art, History, Taonga Māori and Archive collections at Te Papa, and loaned artworks, alongside an elephant, bobble-headed monkeys, and other works created specifically for the show, Parekowhai’s beguiling installation, his forest of plastic trees, ‘mines the museum’ and reframes art you perhaps already know.
Audio guide: Détour mobile guide
Détour mobile guide
Use your phone or device to access the mobile guide for ‘Détour’ by Michael Parekowhai.