Remix Artists in Conversation
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Recorded: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Duration: 1:09:06
Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World seeks to explore complex ideas about what it means to be an indigenous artist in the 21st century. The exhibition, featuring the work of 15 artists from across the western hemisphere, explores the very limits of human experience. Provocative Remix artists Franco Mondini-Ruiz and Kent Monkman discuss their work with exhibition co-curator and AGO Curator of Canadian Art, Gerald McMaster.
Franco Mondini-Ruiz abandoned a successful career as a lawyer in 1995 to become an artist. Since then, his work has been exhibited in the 2005 Prague Biennial, the 2000 Whitney Biennial, and at the AGO in 2001’s Ultra Baroque: Aspects of Post Latin American Art. Mondini-Ruiz lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Kent Monkman’s work ranges from figurative painting to film and performance, often featuring his alter ego, Miss Chief Share Eagle Testickle. A member of the Fisher River Band of northern Manitoba, Monkman lives in Toronto, Ontario.