Wednesday March 18, 2015

KC Adams stares down stereotypes against aboriginal people

Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams discusses Perception, her portrait series challenging racial slurs routinely directed at Canada's aboriginal people.

Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams discusses Perception, her portrait series challenging racial slurs routinely directed at Canada's aboriginal people. (KC Adams)

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Visual artist KC Adams will soon be plastering racial slurs all over Winnipeg — but she won't let them go unchallenged. Her portrait series Perception examines the barefaced stereotypes routinely directed at Canada's Aboriginal Peoples. Each of her subjects is cast in two lights: one a sombre portrait featuring a stereotype, and the other their radiant reality. 

The Winnipeg-based artist joins guest host Jelena Adzic to talk about the citywide roll-out of her head-turning images, and Macleans Magazine's controversial decision to dub the Manitoba capital "Canada's most racist city".

*Click on the listen button above to hear the full segment (audio runs 19:57) 

Judi
Maeengan by KC Adams
Maria by KC Adams
Niigann by KC Adams
Nungohs by KC Adams