Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience
September 27, 2019 - February 23, 2020Free – $28
The artist’s gender fluid, time-travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, narrates the story through the lens of Indigenous resilience, from New France and Confederation, to the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s North End and contemporary life on the reserve.
Created as a response to Canada 150, this nationally touring exhibition features nearly 80 pieces, including Monkman’s own paintings, installations and sculptures, in dialogue with historical artifact loaned from museums and private collections across Canada.
Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of media, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. His work is known for its provocative reinterpretations of Romantic North American landscapes, and it explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience: the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experience.