The Indefinite Article

The Indefinite Article

  • Artist

    Michael Parekōwhai

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    wood and acrylic

  • Size

    2489 x 6096 x 356 mm

  • Credit

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased with generous assistance from Jim Barr and Mary Barr, 2009

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    15 Oct 2009

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    The Indefinite Article was made in 1990. It is simply constructed from angled and joined pieces of plywood to spell the letters I, A, M, H, E. The letters are painted with white acrylic paint. The five parts to the work are each variable in dimension and the components spell the phrase I AM HE. The Indefinite Article was curated by George Hubbard into the 1990 exhibition Choice! presented at Auckland’s ARTSPACE. Michael Parekowhai created this work while he was a student at Elam School of Fine Arts.

Exhibition history