Kent Monkman - Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience
September 26, 2019 to February 29, 2020
Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience was created as a response to Canada 150 celebrations.
Monkman’s gender fluid, time travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, guides visitors through Canada’s history, from New France and Confederation, to the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s north end and contemporary life on the reserve.
Monkman’s art reinterprets Romantic North American landscapes, and explores colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience: the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experience.
Exhibit curated by Jaimie Isaac, Curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Art.
Shame and Prejudice: Opening & Artist Talk
Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
6:30pm-7:30pm • Kent Monkman talk, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience in the WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium.
Followed by exhibition viewing until 10 p.m.
FREE entry • Cash bar
This circulating exhibition is 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, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.