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9781772031706
8.5 x 10 inches
224 pages
paperback
CDN$ 34.95
Bisac: ART015040
Bisac: ART041000
Bisac: ART016010

 

 
Sonny Assu
A Selective History
By artist Sonny Assu
Foreword by Janet Rogers
by Candice Hopkins
by Marianne Nicolson
by Richard Van Camp
by Ellyn Walker
CDN$ 34.95
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A stunning retrospective highlighting the playfulness, power, and subversive spirit of Northwest Coast Indigenous artist Sonny Assu.

Through large-scale installation, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting, Sonny Assu merges the aesthetics of Indigenous iconography with a pop-art sensibility. This stunning retrospective spans over a decade of Assu’s career, highlighting more than 120 full-colour works, including several never-before-exhibited pieces.

Through analytical essays and personal narratives, Richard Van Camp, Marianne Nicolson, Candice Hopkins, and Ellyn Walker provide brilliant commentary on Assu’s practice, its meaning in the context of contemporary art, and its wider significance in the struggle for Indigenous cultural and political autonomy. Exploring themes of Indigenous rights, consumerism, branding, humour, and the ways in which history informs contemporary ideas and identities, Sonny Assu: A Selective History is the first major full-scale book to pay tribute to this important, prolific, and vibrant figure in the Canadian contemporary art world.


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