The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Edited by Lindsey V Sharman and Mike Schubert and Monique Westra and Alisdair MacRae and Tanya Harnett and Gerald McMaster

© 2017

Artist. Activist. Curator. Joane Cardinal-Schubert was a phenomenal talent. Her work recognizes the social and political ramifications of lived Indigenous experience, exposing truths about history, culture, and the contemporary world. She was a teacher and mentor, supporting those who struggle against the legacies of colonial history. She was an activist for Indigenous sovereignty, advocating for voices that go unheard. Despite significant personal and professional successes and monumental contributions to the Calgary artistic community, Cardinal-Shubert remains under-recognized by a broad audience. This richly illustrated, intensely personal book celebrates her story with intimacy and insight Combining personal recollection with art history, academic reading with anecdote and story, The Writing on the Wall is a crucial contribution to Indigenous and Canadian art history. Cardinal-Shubert?s work leads the conversation, embracing the places where the personal, the political, and the artistic meet.
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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 22.0in x 0.6in x 28.0in
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The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Edited by Lindsey V Sharman and Mike Schubert and Monique Westra and Alisdair MacRae and Tanya Harnett and Gerald McMaster

© 2017

Artist. Activist. Curator. Joane Cardinal-Schubert was a phenomenal talent. Her work recognizes the social and political ramifications of lived Indigenous experience, exposing truths about history, culture, and the contemporary world. She was a teacher and mentor, supporting those who struggle against the legacies of colonial history. She was an activist for Indigenous sovereignty, advocating for voices that go unheard. Despite significant personal and professional successes and monumental contributions to the Calgary artistic community, Cardinal-Shubert remains under-recognized by a broad audience. This richly illustrated, intensely personal book celebrates her story with intimacy and insight Combining personal recollection with art history, academic reading with anecdote and story, The Writing on the Wall is a crucial contribution to Indigenous and Canadian art history. Cardinal-Shubert?s work leads the conversation, embracing the places where the personal, the political, and the artistic meet.
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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 22.0in x 0.6in x 28.0in
The first essay by Mike Schubert, the artist's husband for over 40 years? sets the tone - the reader feels as if they are sitting by a fire and not in an art history seminar - and the rest of the contributors don't disappoint. Intimate anecdotes interweave with eye-opening insights into the artist's spiritual, political and artistic views?I finished this book with an eerie sense that I truly met, almost conversed with, a woman whose legacy deserves a place of honour in the annals of Canadian history. The Writing on the Wall is a fitting tribute to an artist whose contribution, like the vibrant colours in her paintings, will not fade. - Agnieszka Matejka, AlbertaViews
Lindsey Sharman is Curator at the Founders' Gallery, Military Museums, in Calgary.
ARLIS Melva J. Dwyer Award
2019
Bronze Medal, 2018 PubWest Design Awards - Jacket/Cover, Large
2018
High Plains Book Award - Art & Photography
2018