As a curator and visual art researcher interested in activating archives of Black art, looking into Rita Keegan and SLG’s archive presented a fresh perspective of aspects of Keegan’s life, artistic practice and her local community in South London during the pivotal UK Black Arts Movement. Undertaking this research project provided a lens to look at intersections of race, gender and family history through Keegan’s archive.
When I arrived at Rita’s home to join the project, it dawned on me that we were collectively curating the archival existence with a living artist, that this was to go into one vitrine.
It is a great moment for your work to be exposed to a broader public. Ben Luke discussing Rita Keegan Rita Keegan was featured… Read More »Podcast: Rita Keegan In Conversation with Ben Luke