When Raven Became Spider – Book

Published by Dunlop Art Gallery
Edited by Jennifer Matotek and Leena Minifie

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 art work by Jolene Yazzie, and essays by Indigenous scholars from across North America. Jennifer Matotek is Director/Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. Leena Minifie is an independent curator and artist.

Contributors: Essays by Tony R. Chavarria, Lee Francis, Elizabeth LaPensée. Foreword by Leena Minifie. Artist project by Jolene Yazzie. Artists featured are Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu , Julianne Beaudin-Herney, Shaun Beyale, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Jeffrey Veregge.