Kent Monkman‘s artwork is a powerful force to make us question our views on the history of this country.
Next week, Monkman is giving a lecture that will explore his Shame and Prejudice exhibition and discuss how his work decolonizes art history itself. The colonial settlers violently imposed their views and way of life on the Indigenous people that already lived here; his work highlights these atrocities with both grotesque humour and dead-serious allegory. This lecture will confront your notions about the story of “Canada” and shake up your previous assumptions.
Kent Monkman: Decolonizing Art History will take place at Elgin and Winter Gardens (189 Yonge St) on Wednesday, November 14. Get tickets here.