In April 2021, one of Rita Keegan’s artworks titled The Hands Series went of permanent display at Goldsmiths, University of London. Rita Keegan’s The Hand… Read More »Rita Keegan’s ‘Hand Series’ Goes on Permanent Display at Goldsmiths
In March 2021, with the support of the Emily H. Tremaine Foundation, Hyperallergic published a commissioning series expanding upon the research and reporting by its… Read More »Black Feminist Archival Continuums: A Digital Remix of the Rita Keegan Archive (Project)
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