Kent Monkman Art Talk and Book Launch


Kent Monkman Art Talk and Book Launch
The Making of a Masterpiece: Kent Monkman on his Metropolitan Museum Installation mistikĂ´wsiwak (Wooden Boat People)
Presented by the Art Canada Institute

Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto
Tuesday March 31, 2020
7:00 PM

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In this talk, Canada’s internationally renowned artist Kent Monkman will reveal how he created two monumental paintings for The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition mistikôsiwak (which translates as “wooden boat people”), a diptych that has been viewed by millions. Monkman will tell how, using the techniques of a modern atelier, he and his studio created works that address North America’s legacy of colonialism while referencing and critiquing Western art history. Coinciding with the launch of the Art Canada Institute’s book Revision and Resistance: mistikôsiwak at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monkman will discuss the diptych’s portrayal of North American history through an Indigenous lens, showing the arrival of newcomers alongside an uncertain future of global displacement.


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