Friday, September 30, 2016
A few weeks ago Museum of Anthropology curator Karen Duffek emailed to say that the Unceded Territories catalogue that she and exhibition co-curator Tania Willard devised and edited is nominated for a City of Vancouver Book Award.
As a contributor to -- and a reader of -- Unceded Territories (the other contributors are Glenn Alteen, Jimmie Durham and Lucy Lippard), I am happy to hear of its selection alongside The Revolving City by Wayde Compton and Renée Sarojini Saklikar and The Lonely Section of Hell by Larimer Sheather. Yuxweluptun is an important artist, and Karen, Tania and Figure.1 Publishing were a pleasure to work with.
Unfortunately I am unable to attend the October 3 awards ceremony at Vancouver's Roundhouse, as I am committed to a UBC Okanagan lecture by another artist whose importance to our cultural ecology cannot be overstated.