Kent Monkman challenges the historical record, prying open what we thought was truth. Through his alter ego, Miss Chief, Monkman takes us back to the time when perceptions of “the Native” were formed, in an effort to upend the subservience of so-called primitive art in the development of modernism. The North American plains comprise the hand-painted backdrop of this diorama and the bull in the foreground, fatally pierced by Miss Chief’s pink arrows, alludes to Pablo Picasso’s Guernica of 1937. Piercing both the birth of modernism and the birth of the natural sciences with the same irony-dipped arrow, Miss Chief also shoots dead the myth of the vanishing Indian.
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019Chatter
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019Sound and Spectacle: Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019Chatter
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019Patti Smith – SOLD OUT!
Friday, Jan 18, 2019Serenata in SITE: Family Concert with Yi-heng Yang, piano
Friday, Jan 4, 2019Art Talks: Eric-Paul Riege, Na’atl’o’ dóó Na’ashjé’íí Asdzáá
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019Digest This! Floating World Sake Tasting and Japanese Izakaya
Thu, Jan 18Sound and Spectacle: Serenata at SITE | Yi-Heng Yang
Recorded Friday, Oct 26, 2018
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Recorded Thursday, Aug 9, 2018