THE DR. ALLEN W. ROOT CONTEMPORARY ART LECTURESHIP: KENT MONKMAN
Artist Kent Monkman will discuss the works in "Kent Monkman: The Great Mystery," his return to abstract expressionism, and how both connect to his new book. Reception will follow.
Friday, October 13, 2023
Hood Museum of Art
Known for his provocative interventions into Western art history, Cree artist Kent Monkman explores the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experiences across painting, film, performance, and installation. Monkman’s gender-fluid alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, often appears in his work as a time-traveling, shapeshifting, supernatural being who reverses the colonial gaze and reclaims conventional narratives to center a more nuanced history that recognizes the contributions, generosity, and knowledges of Indigenous peoples. In this lecture, Monkman will discuss the works in Kent Monkman: The Great Mystery, his return to abstract expressionism, and how both connect to his new book, The Memoirs of Miss Chief, which will be released later in the fall. A reception will follow in Russo Atrium.
Image: Kent Monkman, Ghostflower
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