Launch organized by TRUCK Contemporary Art and Artexte
Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Please join us and TRUCK Contemporary Art on the evening of November 28, 2019 for the Montreal launch for Rita McKeough: Works, a monograph publication on Rita McKeough’s contributions to the Canadian art milieu, produced in partnership with EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society and M:ST Performative Art Festival.
This critical monograph documents Rita 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.
Calgary-based artist Rita McKeough has been a major contributor to the Canadian media arts milieu for almost 40 years, being one of the first Canadian artists to use analog technology and electronics in her performances and installations. McKeough was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts in 2009 in recognition of her ongoing contributions to the field.
TRUCK Contemporary Art is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. Established in 1983 as The Second Story Art Society, TRUCK provides a forum for the production and dissemination of contemporary art and related cultural practices in Calgary, on Treaty 7 territory in the Southern Alberta region. TRUCK supports artists and artistic communities through exhibition programming, lectures, screenings, performances, publications, commissions, off-site and public programs, residencies, community collaborations, engagement and outreach, and advocacy activities.