Kent Monkman: Shame & Prejudice, A Story of Resilience

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Agnes Etherington Art Centre


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A project by Kent Monkman

 Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience was created as a response to Canada 150 sesquicentennial celebrations. Kent Monkman’s gender bending, time travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is the guide on a journey through Canada’s history that starts in the present and takes us back to a hundred and fifty years before Confederation. Miss Chief leads us through the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s north end and contemporary life on the reserve, and all the way back to the period of New France and the fur trade, addressing some of the darkest chapters of Canada’s past and narrating a story of Canada through the lens of First Nations’ resilience.

As both artist and curator of the exhibition, Monkman places his own paintings, drawings and sculptural works in dialogue with historical artifacts and artworks borrowed from museum and private collections from across the country.

Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of media, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation.

Kent Monkman’s website
Canadian Art Magazine Review of Shame and Prejudice
Globe and Mail Review of Shame and Prejudice

This circulating exhibition was produced by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto in partnership with the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, and has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Ontario Arts Council. Lead Sponsor: Donald R. Sobey Family Foundation. The Agnes thanks: The George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, Queen’s University.
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