AKA is proud to present Megan Morman’s Super Art Activity Fun Book, Saskatchewan Edition.
Super Art Activity Fun Book: Saskatchewan Edition is an activity book about contemporary visual art in the province of Saskatchewan from 1960 to 2014. Super Art Activity Fun Book reenvisions classic children’s games for an adult audience. It’s chock full of word searches, mad libs, dot-to-dots, mazes, crossword puzzles, logic games, and much more. Super Art Activity Fun Book doesn’t just provide textbook facts on well-known artists— it tells surprising stories and anecdotes that bring provincial art to life. Edition of 300.
By positioning the “specialist” knowledge of contemporary art in a fun context usually occupied by “basic information”, Super Art Activity Fun Book challenges public assumptions about whether art’s disciplinary concerns have wider significance (as I argue they do). Super Art Activity Fun Book‘s cheeky, nostalgic games encourage exploration, while teaching visual literacy and art historical knowledge. At the same time, humour soothes the sting that comes from interrogating institutions, regionalisms, and artistic canon.
The books will be for sale Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Art in Print event at the Frances Morrison Library.
About the artist:
Megan Morman’s visual and performative work has shown across Canada at artist-run galleries and festivals including ARTSPACE, Neutral Ground, Gallery 101, Open Space, and Mountain Standard Time. Since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she has worked in design and communications with arts and queer cultural organizations. Born in Minnesota, Megan is currently based in Lethbridge.
Megan’s practice wrestles with questions of belonging, socialization, and artistic “recognition by one’s peers”; she�s particularly interested the ways that membership in professional communities is established through storytelling, gossip, and insinuation. Crafty in more ways than one, Megan’s work uses humour, games and the visual vocabulary of childhood to animate people, places, and ideas.