Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 2 to 3:15 PM
As part of its educational mandate, La Guilde invites you to an Artist’s Talk with Sonny Assu followed by a commented visit of his exhibition. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with this exceptional artist who has exhibited his work in major museums and whose art is part of prestigious Canadian collections.
Multidisciplinary artist born in 1975 in North Delta, British Columbia, Sonny Assu only discovers his Liǥwildaʼx̱w / Kwakwaka’wakw heritage at the age of eight years old. A crucial revelation which will several years later become the esthetic starting point of his artistic practice. Having grown up in suburbia, Assu was from a tender age fully immersed in pop culture. In his work, one can denote among others references to graffiti, to science fiction series, and to new technologies. His artwork, halfway between tradition and modernity, creates a dialogue on the exploration of consumption, colonization and imperialism. Through disillusioned humour, he explores his own family history, while attempting to highlight Canada’s shadowy past with regards to its relations with First Nations peoples.