Artwork: Dance_as_though_the_Ancestors_are_watching_2019 by Sonny Assu


Sonny Assu:

(Un)Named Maker

15 July – 29 September 2019


Tickets: FREE to all

Leading Canadian (Kwakwaka’wakw) artist Sonny Assu will be resident at the Sainsbury Centre from this summer hosted by the research project Beyond Spectacle: Native North American presence in Britain. Sonny’s work utilises both pop art and traditional North West coast practices to interrogate cultural identity and western constructions of indigenous culture. Drawing on the Sainsbury Centre collection and his own work, Sonny has curated a display for the East End. This coincides with a major display of his work at Canada House, London.

“From sci-fi to superheroes, interdisciplinary artist Sonny Assu investigates what it means to be an Indigenous Canadian today”