I'm so glad I did. I think it is a truly stunning show: an exhibition that subverts the usual tropes of a survey of retrospective while remaining incredibly generous to the viewer.
I am still processing what's going on in this show: the importance Parekowhai places on ideas of navigation, both in his works and in his exhibition design; the concept of the memory palace and time travel explicitly evoked by the exhibition; the way Parekowhai has mashed up and remixed his own career here, both juxtaposing works from disparate series, and remaking older works to display with new ones; the works that have been left out, as much as the works that have been left out.
I'll work this through in time to talk about the show on the radio on the Wednesday after Easter, but in the meantime, here's my favourite thing I heard Parekowhai say in the talks QAGOMA yesterday
"I'd like to build an ark. I'd like to build two houses. I'd like to build one house." Michael Parekowhai's negotiation techniques @QAGOMAAnd a whole bunch of snaps from the show, which is incredibly inviting to the photographically inclined visitor.
— Courtney Johnston (@auchmill) March 28, 2015