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8.5 x 12 inches
48 pages (accordion)
Hardcover with slipcase
Edition of 600
Texts by Candice Hopkins, Merritt Johnson, Gerald Clarke Jr, and Neville Wakefield. Photographs by Lance Gerber.
Nicholas Galanin's artist's book is dedicated to a single work, Never Forget, a 60- feet by 360-feet installation on view from March until August 2021 through the Desert X festival in Palm Springs, California.
From the artist's statement: "... The term 'Indian' is a refusal to acknowledge sovereignty, and seeks to erase the diversity of over five hundred distinct nations preexisting the invasion of this continent by Europeans. Never Forget refuses to legitimize settler occupation, and reframes a word of generic reduction to a call for collective action."
The piece, beyond the visual installation, includes a call to action to support the concept and action of the LANDBACK campaign.
The book was designed and constructed to reinforce the cyclical and neverending presence of indigenous peoples and knowledge. Every entry point to the book, and to the installation photographs of the work, includes text to create different points of context for the viewer.