Sonny Assu: A Selective HistorySonny Assu with Candace Hopkins, Marianne Nicolson, Richard Van Camp and Ellyn Walker
Through large-scale installation, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting, Sonny Assu merges the aesthetics of Indigenous iconography with a pop-art sensibility to challenge, poke fun at, and reveal uncomfortable truths about the Canadian colonial experiment. This stunningly insightful retrospective spans the first fifteen years of Assu's prolific career, highlighting more than 150 full colour works.
Through analytical essays and personal narratives, Marianne Nicolson, Candice Hopkins, Ellyn Walker, Richard Van Camp, and Assu himself provide vibrant commentary on the artist'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 dynamic figure in the Canadian Contemporary art world.
8 1/2" x 10" x 5/8"