Kent Monkman

2010, 03:46 minutes, colour, English


Documentation of performance, 2007.
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters (link) exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

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