Join us on April 13 for a special edition of AGA’s Film Night in celebration of the film work by Kent Monkman, whose work in painting is currently on view as part of our exhibition Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art. This program will explore Kent Monkman’s film work and showcase pieces created featuring Monkman’s gender-fluid alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, who often appears in his work as a time-traveling, shape-shifting, supernatural being who reverses the colonial gaze to challenge received notions of history and Indigenous peoples.
This film program is for a mature audiences and is not recommended for children. There is no food or drink inside the theatre. The film program is one hour in length with an introduction by Danielle Siemens, collections manager and associate curator. Registration is recommended since space is limited. This screening is part of the program for the exhibition Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art.
Kent Monkman (b. 1965) is an interdisciplinary Cree visual artist. A member of Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty 5 Territory (Manitoba), he lives and works in Dish With One Spoon Territory (Toronto, Canada). Known for his thought-provoking interventions into Western European and American art history, Monkman explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience—the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experiences—across painting, film/video, performance, and installation.
Monkman’s short film and video works, collaboratively made with Gisèle Gordon, have screened at festivals such as the Berlinale (2007, 2008) and the Toronto International Film Festival (2007, 2015). Monkman is the recipient of the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (2017), an honorary doctorate degree from OCAD University (2017), the Indspire Award (2014), and the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award (2014).
About Film Night: Film Night is part of AGA’s public programming that highlights themes from current exhibitions or social and cultural affairs. If you would like to be notified about upcoming films or to suggest a film for screening, please email Michael at Michael.Magnussen@youraga.ca. Alternatively, you can subscribe to our E-News or follow us @youraga on social media to get the latest news.