How to book Journal of the Plague Year(s)

I’m sure there are lots of people who, after seeing this work, would like to experience it too. But it is in Saskatoon, Canada. Can it indeed become a traveling show?

Yes! Remai Modern’s Chief Curator, Michelle Jacques, is currently working hard to make this happen. For more information about the show or to receive a book, please reach out to Michelle at

Exhibition specifications

Journal of the Plague Year(s) may be adapted and installed according to the parameters of your exhibition space. Each exhibition is unique to the site and its location. It is not required that the entire project inventory be on view for each exhibition. Please let us know about your exhibition space limitations and requirements.

JOTPY archive (photo by Carey Shaw)

Archive of signs
Each sign is numbered on the back to correspond to packaging. Signs are packaged in chronological order as much as possible. Signs may be mounted with strong, removable tape, such as painter’s frog tape, and reinforced as necessary with pins.

  • 2 boxes, 5 x 2 x 2 ft.
  • 1 tube, 55 x 2 in.
  • 1 flat package wrapped in glassine: 26 x 21.5 x 1.5 in.
  • 3 packed in cardboard, as follows:
    • 73.5 x 24 x .5 in.
    • 35 x 30 x .5 in.
    • 50 x 48 x .75 in.

Tampax Box Gift Shop
A reference to pandemic supply chain crisis and its impact on women’s products, the box is made from painted cardboard mounted on plywood, with 3 display shelves to hold postcards. May be used as gift shop to sell exhibition postcards for a charitable donation. Remai Modern preparator’s notes for installation included.

  • Size open: 8 ft high x 8 ft long x 4 ft wide 
  • Packaged:
    • 6 – soft-wrapped packages, 8.5 ft. x 4 ft. x 3 inches each
    • 1 – soft-wrapped package of 3 shelves: 45 x 10 x 13 in.

Wall painting
Title: “Everything has been said already but since nobody was listening, we have to tell it again”
Painted on heavy-duty cardboard panels, the mural focuses on global climate crisis. The title is a quote from French author Andre Gide. Remai Modern preparator’s notes for installation included.

  • Full size: 40 ft x 12 ft.
  • Packaged:
    • The wall painting is wrapped in 3 packages approx. 8 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 in. each

Book us for an artist talk

We began Journal of the Plague Year(s) in our shared Saskatoon studio in 2020 and continued to develop it as we moved to six different artist residencies and exhibition spaces. We are happy to talk about all aspects of the project, including its history, the process of turning news into art, the joys and pitfalls of collaboration, working with recycled materials, and exhibiting activist artwork.

We can come to you in person, or virtually via Zoom or any platform you prefer.

We can visit your class in person or virtually for a conversation with Q & A.

For more information, contact us at