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Halifax Book Launch | Rita McKeough: Works

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Join us to celebrate the Halifax launch of Rita McKeough: Works, edited by Diana Sherlock. This critical monograph documents McKeough’s collaborative artistic process and pedagogy from the late 1970s on; her interactions with visual and media arts communities in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, particularly alternative music and performance scenes; and the audio, installation and performance work that is her ongoing contribution to the contemporary Canadian art community.

Both Rita McKeough and Diana Sherlock will be present. There will be a conversation between Rita and Diana, with a night of performance works by NSCAD faculty, students and alumni to follow. The Rita McKeough: Works publication will be available to purchase, and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, November 22 at 6:00PM

Art Bar +Projects, 1873 Granville St.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Publication Details
This critical monograph documents McKeough’s collaborative artistic process and pedagogy from the late 1970s on; her interactions with visual and media arts communities in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, particularly alternative music and performance scenes; and the audio, installation and performance work that is her ongoing contribution to the contemporary Canadian art community.

Editor: Diana Sherlock
Authors: Anthea Black, Eli D. Campanaro, Elizabeth Diggon, Johanna Householder, Areum Kim, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Deidre Logue, Jude Major, Rita McKeough, Jeanne Randolph, Mary Scott
Publishers: EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and M:ST Performative Art

Includes vinyl record with five audio works from installations and performances—Shiver (1995), Opponent and My Heart Beats too Fast from In bocca al lupo/ In the Mouth of the Wolf (1991), Lament from Dancing on a Plate (1991), Veins (2016) and one new composition, Ashes (2017)

A limited number of the publications include an artist multiple by Rita McKeough that references The Lion’s Share (2012), an exhibition which incorporated kinetics, performance, and sound, and used a humorous and dream-like scenario to raise questions about the complexities of our relationship to eating animals.

This project has been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary, EMMEDIA, M:ST and TRUCK; institutional sponsor, the Alberta College of Art + Design; and community contributors, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville University and NSCAD University

To pre-order please e-mail ritamckeoughworks@gmail.com. Include your address and which edition you would like to purchase. 

Publication and 12” vinyl: $75.00 CDN*

Publication, 12” vinyl and limited edition carrot, and text multiple: $280.00 CDN*

*Shipping not included