Taking its title from a body of work by Sonny Assu, depicting Spiderman in a traditional Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw style, When Raven Became Spider was a contemporary art exhibition curated by Vancouver-based Gitxaala/British, curator, artist and writer Leena Minifie. This publication serves as documentation of the exhibition, and continues Minifie’s research on supernatural characters in Indigenous art and modern comic superheroes, expanding the conversation to include a commissioned artwork by Jolene Yazzie, and essays by Indigenous scholars from across North America.

Part of our Indigenous Collection.

Other contributors: Jennifer Matotek (Foreword), Antonio R. Chavarria, Dr. Lee Francis IV, Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu, Julianne Herney, Shaun Beyale, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Jeffrey Veregge.

Subject Art, Indigenous Studies
Published July 2017
Price $14.95 CDN
Pages 79 pp (Paper)
Dimensions 6.625″ × 10.25″ × .25″
ISBN-10 1-988404-06-1
ISBN-13 9781988404066

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