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.
Artists featured include: Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu, Shaun Beyale, Julianne Herney, Shaun Beyale, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and Jeffrey Veregge
Description: 72 pages, softcover, 49 colour images
Foreword: Jennifer Matotek
Essays: Antonio R. Chavarria, Dr. Lee Francis IV, Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, and Leena Minifie.
Artist Statements: Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu, Shaun Beyale, Julianne Herney, Shaun Beyale, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and Jeffrey Veregge
ISBN: ePub - 978-1-988404-08-0
Mobi - 978-1-988404-07-3
Print - 978-1-988404-06-6
Retail Price: $14.95
RPL Call Number: 704.0397 MINIF