Casualties of Modernity Performance
Casualties of Modernity Performance

October 18th, 2013
Denver Art Museum
Denver, Colorado

On October 18th, 2013, celebrity artist, aristocratic socialite and patron of the arts, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, made an official visit to the Modern Wing of the Denver Art Museum.

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Casualties of Modernity Performance
Casualties of Modernity Performance

October 18th, 2013
Denver Art Museum
Denver, Colorado

Led on a tour by the institution’s Doctor of Fine Arts, Miss Chief offered compassion, love and warmth to the Modern Wing’s sick and ailing: the Casualties of Modernity.

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Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

Friday February 4th — 2012
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington D.C.

Steps away from Capitol Hill at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of The American Indian, the Right Honorable Miss Chief Eagle Testickle holds court.

Photo Credit: Katherine Fogden, NMAI

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Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

Friday February 4th — 2012
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington D.C.

Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece deconstructs issues of blood quantum, race and tribal enrolment, inducting members into the worlds fastest growing nation, the Nation of Miss Chief

Photo Credit: Katherine Fogden, NMAI

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Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

Friday February 4th — 2012
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington D.C.

Click here to join the Nation of Mischief!

Photo Credit: Katherine Fogden, NMAI

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Iskootāo
Iskootāo

Performance by Kent Monkman & Gisèle Gordon — 2010
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, The Village of Yorkville Park

Iskootāo is the Cree word for fire but also means "woman's heart." In a live performance with sound and light, 650-tonne billion-year-old chunk of the Canadian shield is transformed into the pulsing heart of Mother Earth by Kent Monkman's infamous alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.

Photo credit: Michael Awad

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Iskootāo
Iskootāo

Performance by Kent Monkman & Gisèle Gordon — 2010
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, The Village of Yorkville Park

Steps away from the third most expensive retail space in North America, Miss Chief takes us back to the core. Every heartbeat penetrates deep into the lands of the Mississauga, Seneca, Wendat, Cayuga...

Photo credit: Gisèle Gordon

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Iskootāo
Iskootāo

Performance by Kent Monkman & Gisèle Gordon — 2010
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, The Village of Yorkville Park

Special thanks to: Gerald McMaster, Graeme Rivers of Christie Lites, Richard van Steenburgh of ShowPro, Robert Barbosa of Salon Escape, Juan Baquero, Greg Brown, Michael Awad and Carson Pechawis.

Photo credit: Gisèle Gordon

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Iskootāo
Iskootāo

Performance by Kent Monkman & Gisèle Gordon — 2010
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, The Village of Yorkville Park

Photo credit: Michael Awad

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Séance
Séance

Performance — 2007
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters (link) exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

Right-click to download ’Dance to Miss Chief.mp3‘

Photo: Brian Boyle

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Séance
Séance

Performance — 2007
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum

Photo: Brian Boyle

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Séance
Séance

Performance — 2007
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum

Photo: Jacquie Burke

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Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind

Performance — 2006
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Miss Chief swept through MOCCA as the costume, a vacuum contraption, motored over mournful overtures from Gone With the Wind... Ahead of Miss Chief, two young blonde Europeans moved through the gallery to scatter strips of coloured paper around the museum printed with various texts.

Photo: Chris Chapman

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Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind

Performance — 2006
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Photo: Chris Chapman

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Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind

Performance — 2006
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Photo: Chris Chapman

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Taxonomy of the European Male
Taxonomy of the European Male

Performance — 2005
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

Miss Chief recruits two European Males as specimens in her ongoing study of the European male in his natural habitat. Unwittingly she has stumbled upon Robin Hood and Friar Tuck who, after a contest of bows and arrows and a little figure modeling, prove to be more than she can handle.

Photo: John Batten

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Taxonomy of the European Male
Taxonomy of the European Male

Performance — 2005
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

Photo: John Batten

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Taxonomy of the European Male
Taxonomy of the European Male

Performance — 2005
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

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Group of Seven Inches
Group of Seven Inches

Performance — 2004
McMichael Canadian Art Gallery

In August 2004, Group of Seven Inches was staged as an occupation of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario. In the Founder’s Lounge, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle forced innocent naked white men to become her figure models, finishing off the session by dressing the bewildered men up as more “authentic” examples of the “European male.”

Miss Chief’s text borrowed heavily from the diaries of 19th century painters of “Indians,” George Catlin and Paul Kane, turning their dismissive writings on the “romantic savage” upside down and inside out.

Photo: Jody Shapiro

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Group of Seven Inches
Group of Seven Inches

Performance — 2004
McMichael Canadian Art Gallery

Photo: Jody Shapiro

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Group of Seven Inches
Group of Seven Inches

Performance — 2004
McMichael Canadian Art Gallery

Photo: Jody Shapiro

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Casualties of Modernity Performance
Casualties of Modernity Performance
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Iskootāo
Iskootāo
Iskootāo
Iskootāo
Séance
Séance
Séance
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
Taxonomy of the European Male
Taxonomy of the European Male
Taxonomy of the European Male
Group of Seven Inches
Group of Seven Inches
Group of Seven Inches
Casualties of Modernity Performance

October 18th, 2013
Denver Art Museum
Denver, Colorado

On October 18th, 2013, celebrity artist, aristocratic socialite and patron of the arts, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, made an official visit to the Modern Wing of the Denver Art Museum.

VIEW ALL

Casualties of Modernity Performance

October 18th, 2013
Denver Art Museum
Denver, Colorado

Led on a tour by the institution’s Doctor of Fine Arts, Miss Chief offered compassion, love and warmth to the Modern Wing’s sick and ailing: the Casualties of Modernity.

VIEW ALL 

Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

Friday February 4th — 2012
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington D.C.

Steps away from Capitol Hill at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of The American Indian, the Right Honorable Miss Chief Eagle Testickle holds court.

Photo Credit: Katherine Fogden, NMAI

VIEW ALL

Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

Friday February 4th — 2012
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington D.C.

Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece deconstructs issues of blood quantum, race and tribal enrolment, inducting members into the worlds fastest growing nation, the Nation of Miss Chief

Photo Credit: Katherine Fogden, NMAI

VIEW ALL

Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

Friday February 4th — 2012
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington D.C.

Click here to join the Nation of Mischief!

Photo Credit: Katherine Fogden, NMAI

VIEW ALL

Iskootāo

Performance by Kent Monkman & Gisèle Gordon — 2010
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, The Village of Yorkville Park

Iskootāo is the Cree word for fire but also means "woman's heart." In a live performance with sound and light, 650-tonne billion-year-old chunk of the Canadian shield is transformed into the pulsing heart of Mother Earth by Kent Monkman's infamous alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.

Photo credit: Michael Awad

VIEW ALL

Iskootāo

Performance by Kent Monkman & Gisèle Gordon — 2010
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, The Village of Yorkville Park

Steps away from the third most expensive retail space in North America, Miss Chief takes us back to the core. Every heartbeat penetrates deep into the lands of the Mississauga, Seneca, Wendat, Cayuga...

Photo credit: Gisèle Gordon

VIEW ALL

Iskootāo

Performance by Kent Monkman & Gisèle Gordon — 2010
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, The Village of Yorkville Park

Special thanks to: Gerald McMaster, Graeme Rivers of Christie Lites, Richard van Steenburgh of ShowPro, Robert Barbosa of Salon Escape, Juan Baquero, Greg Brown, Michael Awad and Carson Pechawis.

Photo credit: Gisèle Gordon

VIEW ALL

Iskootāo

Performance by Kent Monkman & Gisèle Gordon — 2010
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, The Village of Yorkville Park

Photo credit: Michael Awad

VIEW ALL

Séance

Performance — 2007
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters (link) exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

Right-click to download ’Dance to Miss Chief.mp3‘

Photo: Brian Boyle

VIEW ALL

 

Séance

Performance — 2007
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum

Photo: Brian Boyle

VIEW ALL

Séance

Performance — 2007
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum

Photo: Jacquie Burke

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Gone With the Wind

Performance — 2006
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Miss Chief swept through MOCCA as the costume, a vacuum contraption, motored over mournful overtures from Gone With the Wind... Ahead of Miss Chief, two young blonde Europeans moved through the gallery to scatter strips of coloured paper around the museum printed with various texts.

Photo: Chris Chapman

VIEW ALL

Gone With the Wind

Performance — 2006
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Photo: Chris Chapman

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Gone With the Wind

Performance — 2006
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Photo: Chris Chapman

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Taxonomy of the European Male

Performance — 2005
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

Miss Chief recruits two European Males as specimens in her ongoing study of the European male in his natural habitat. Unwittingly she has stumbled upon Robin Hood and Friar Tuck who, after a contest of bows and arrows and a little figure modeling, prove to be more than she can handle.

Photo: John Batten

VIEW ALL

Taxonomy of the European Male

Performance — 2005
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

Photo: John Batten

VIEW ALL

Taxonomy of the European Male

Performance — 2005
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

VIEW ALL

Group of Seven Inches

Performance — 2004
McMichael Canadian Art Gallery

In August 2004, Group of Seven Inches was staged as an occupation of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario. In the Founder’s Lounge, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle forced innocent naked white men to become her figure models, finishing off the session by dressing the bewildered men up as more “authentic” examples of the “European male.”

Miss Chief’s text borrowed heavily from the diaries of 19th century painters of “Indians,” George Catlin and Paul Kane, turning their dismissive writings on the “romantic savage” upside down and inside out.

Photo: Jody Shapiro

VIEW ALL

Group of Seven Inches

Performance — 2004
McMichael Canadian Art Gallery

Photo: Jody Shapiro

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Group of Seven Inches

Performance — 2004
McMichael Canadian Art Gallery

Photo: Jody Shapiro

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