Figure 1 Publishing

Art + Design / Indigenous Art + Culture

Unceded Territories

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Karen Duffek, Tania Willard. In collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Awarded City of Vancouver Book Award

One of Canada’s most exciting, provocative, and brilliant contemporary artists.

Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award.

Book Description

Unceded Territories is a major and timely review of the work of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, spanning thirty years of his painterly and polemical practice. This retrospective includes commentary from Michael Turner, Lucy Lippard, Marcia Crosby, and Glenn Alteen, and a short story by Jimmy Durham. In an extensive dialogue, curators Karen Duffek and Tania Willard discuss the meaning of Yuxweluptun’s practice and place it in the context of the First Nations struggle for autonomy, justice, and environmental preservation. Including eighty of Yuxweluptun’s paintings from the last three decades, this volume will be a lasting document of his artistic output and political activism.



  • Hardcover
  • 10 × 12 inches
  • 192 pages
  • 978-1-927958-51-3
  • $45 CAD / $35 USD