Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree Indian ancestry who works in diverse media, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. Monkman challenges the colonial portrayal of Native people by Western painters. Issues of authenticity lead him to make a place for two-spirit identity within Native art. His work addresses cultural oppression, representation, gender, and sexuality. Monkman has exhibited his work and performed in major institutions throughout Canada, as well as in Europe and the United States.
Three of Monkman’s recent works are included in the DAM exhibition Sovereign: Independent Voices. The DAM has also commissioned Monkman to create an original performance art piece entitled Casualties of Modernity, which will be performed October 18.
Wednesday's Logan Lecture will begin at 7 pm in the Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building. Doors open at 6:15 pm.
Tickets are $8 students, $12 DAMC members and artists, $15 DAM members, $18 others.
For current DAM Contemporaries members only: a special three-lecture package is available, including Kent Monkman (Oct. 16), Lin Tianmiao (Oct. 23) and Margarita Cabrera (Nov. 6). Click here for package information.
Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group.