Kent Monkman Live: The Making of a Masterpiece

The Art Canada Institute Presents
The Making of a Masterpiece, featuring Kent Monkman on his Metropolitan Museum Installation mistik√īwsiwak (Wooden Boat People) at Koerner Hall

Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
7:00 PM

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Kent Monkman‚Äôs epic two-painting commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art‚Äôs Great Hall, mistik√īsiwak (Wooden Boat People), was a historic moment, both for his career and for spotlighting Indigenous and Canadian art on the international stage. Monkman‚Äôs achievement was heralded as ‚Äústupendous‚ÄĚ (New York Times), ‚Äúsure to alarm and educate‚ÄĚ (The Observer), ‚Äúa masterpiece‚ÄĚ (Maclean‚Äôs), and ‚Äúworks that turn conventional Western art history on its head‚ÄĚ (artnet News). For the first time in a live interview the artist will reveal how he used the techniques of a modern atelier to create monumental paintings that boldly address North America‚Äôs legacy of colonialism while referencing, subverting, and critiquing Western art history.

Copies of the ACI book Revision and Resistance: mistik√īsiwak (Wooden Boat People) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be available for sale at Koerner Hall on June 7, before and after the event. Learn more about the publication here.

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The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the following benefactors whose generous support has made this event possible.