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CALGARY BOOK LAUNCH | RITA MCKEOUGH: WORKS

  • ACAD Main Mall (upper 3rd floor) 1407 14 Avenue Northwest Calgary, AB, T2M 3H1 Canada (map)
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Please join us to celebrate the Calgary book-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 speak at this event, alongside book readings from a few affiliated art-writers in the Calgary arts community. The Rita McKeough: Works publication will be available to purchase at this event, and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 23 at 5pm – 7pm. Speakers begin promptly at 5pm, with book-signing and purchasing available at the close of the event.

WHERE: ACAD Main Mall (Upper 3rd Floor)
1407 - 14th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, AB

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

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:

Publication Only
Cost: $40 CDN

Publication and 12" Vinyl Boxset
Cost: $75.00 CDN

Includes publication and 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)

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

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.

Earlier Event: January 12
HY DRA TION VOL 9 | SUBLIMATION
Later Event: February 9
Artist Talk | Glenna Cardinal