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Melissa General


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This publication is produced in conjunction with Melissa General’s solo exhibition ‘Cause I work so hard to make it everyday and features writing by Lisa Myers with a forward by Erin Sutherland. To purchase a copy, please select the appropriate shipping option from the drop-down menu above.

Designed by Marta Ryczko

Cover printed by Jesse Purcell

Body printed by Vide Press

Price: $20.00

Date: 2018

Publisher: Artspace


Size: 20.3 x 25.4 x 0.3 cm


Throughout 2018, Artspace is hosting a series of solo exhibitions featuring the work of Indigenous women working in and across various disciplines within the canon of Canadian contemporary art. Each exhibition is accompanied by a publication with writing by an Indigenous woman working in the field of contemporary art and a foreword by curator and scholar Erin Sutherland.

In part, Artspace’s 2018 programming is inspired by a 2001 essay written by Mohawk artist and curator Skawennati titled “5 Suggestions For Better Living,” as well as a 1992 performance/statement from James Luna called “Will You Call Me In ’93.” Both works consider what sustained institutional commitment and support for Indigenous arts professionals by settler-driven arts organizations should look like. Artspace is dedicated to answering these calls to action and is thrilled to offer an exciting year of programming. This publication is the first in a series of five; all publications will be launched at the public openings for their respective exhibitions.

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