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Can Artists Really Save the World?

Saturday, January 13th @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


A round-table discussion involving artists, curators, critics and administrators. โ€œCan Artists Really Save the World?โ€ explores Canadaโ€™s use of art and culture in diplomacy and international relations. Kent Monkmanโ€™s art serves as a touchstone for debate, and his exhibition, “Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience,” as an immediate point of reference. The exhibition is on view at the Agnes from 6 January to 8 April 2018.

This event is open to all.

Round-table participants:

  • Richard Hill, an art historian, critic and curator of Cree and other heritages, who holds the Canadian Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver
  • Kelly Langgard, the Head of Partnership and International Coordination at the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada
  • Gerald McMaster, a Plains Cree and Blackfoot artist and curator, who is currently the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture & Curatorial Practice at OCAD University in Toronto
  • Nadia Myre, a contemporary visual artist and member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg First Nation, who lives and works in Montreal

Moderators: Lynda Jessup (Queen’s University) and Sarah Smith (Carleton University (Official)), North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative

Organized by the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative, Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University

Image: Kent Monkman, “Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece,” Friday February 4th โ€” 2012, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C. Photo: Katherine Fogden, NMAI


Saturday, January 13th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 โ€Ž Canada
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