Shame and Prejudice: A Story Of Resilience

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 16:30 - Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 16:30

Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

A project by Kent Monkman

Miss Chief Eagle Testickle takes us on a journey through Canada’s history beginning a hundred and fifty years before confederation

January 26–March 4, 2016

Guest Curated by Kent Monkman

This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Confederation Centre Art Gallery,

University of Toronto Art Centre

Kent Monkman’s new, large scale project takes the viewer on a journey through Canada’s history that starts in the present and takes us back to a hundred and fifty years before Confederation. With its entry points in the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s north end, and contemporary life on the reserve, the exhibition takes us all the way back to the period of New France and the fur trade. The Rococo masterpiece The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard is reinterpreted as an installation with Monkman’s alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, in a beaver trimmed baroque dress, swinging back and forth between the Generals Wolfe and Montcalm.

As both artist and curator, Kent Monkman’s first major solo-exhibition at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto includes his own paintings, drawings and sculptural works, in dialogue with historical artefacts and art works borrowed from museum and private collections from across the country. The exhibition narrates a story of Canada through the lens of First Nations’ resilience.

Curator’s Tour with Kent Monkman
Saturday February 4, 2017, 2pm
Meet at University of Toronto Art Centre

ARTbus
Sunday February 5, 12–5pm
The tour starts at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (15 King’s College Circle) and then departs for Gallery TPW, Blackwood Gallery, and Oakville Galleries. To RSVP: email blackwoodgallery@utoronto.ca or call 905-828-3789 by Friday, February 3 at 5pm.

Wampum Woven through Anishinaabe History
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 2pm
Featuring Brian Charles
University of Toronto Art Centre

Presenter: 
Kent Monkman
Location
University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto
Toronto
M5S 3H7
Contact
University of Toronto Art Centre
416-978-1838
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