Critical Writing Index

Kent Monkman

by Robert Everett-Green

The Globe and Mail, Jan 6, 2017, p. 5

The Globe and Mail, 2017

This profile of indigenous artist Kent Monkman chronicles the opening of his latest exhibit in the lead-up to Canada 150. His work seeks to deconstruct normative national narratives surrounding Confederation. Moreover, his paintings subvert conventional Canadian myths and traditional European art practices that have influenced the country's settler culture by inserting aboriginal people into the scenes depicted. The article also provides a biographical background on Monkman as a way of demonstrating how his life experiences have informed his artistic practice.

ITEM 2017.003 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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