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Victoria – Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick
808 Douglas St Victoria, British Columbia V8W
Maker of Monster: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick come to theatres across Canada
Maker of Monster: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art while never forgetting his roots. This film strives to capture the essence of Beau Dick and his mysterious enigma as an artist who symbolized Canada’s history with the First Nations and the ethical dilemmas faced in reconciling with that colonialist history. Beau was able to use his celebrity to call attention to the injustices done to his people and the environment.
Beau Dick’s remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Dick had an unprecedented ability to tap into the collective memory of his people and breathe new life into age-old traditions.
Fri, Mar 16 at 5:30 pm
Sat, Mar 17 at 7:00 pm
Sun, Mar 18 at 7:00 pm