Kent Monkman tells a story of resilience in Canada through MOA exhibit – Excalibur Online

Kent Monkman tells a story of resilience in Canada through MOA exhibit – Excalibur Online

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202011 Views

The arrival of European settlers in Canada forever changed the land and the lives of its Indigenous inhabitants. For many Indigenous people, the hurt and grievances experienced are still fresh in their memory, and often still ongoing. Addressing these painful questions is sometimes difficult to explain using words.

On September 26, Cree interdisciplinary artist Kent Monkman will provide the opportunity to learn about this complicated history. Monkman will be hosting a virtual talk to explore the last 150 years of Canada’s Indigenous history through art in his exhibit Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience. The talk is presented by the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.

Through his artwork, Monkman explores themes present across Indigenous culture including sexuality, loss, and resilience, and inserts them into scenes of historical colonial power. Monkman’s works often involve taking a familiar scene centred around white leaders and dignitaries and shifts the focus towards an Indigenous perspective or power dynamic.

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