Artexte and the MAC team up for a contributive day on Wikipedia
March 30, 2019 - 12 PM to 5 PM
2, Saint-Catherine Street East, Room 301
12:00 pm: Word of welcome
12:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Edit-a-thon with ongoing support and training offered by Artexte staff.
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Round table discussion with Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf, Dominique Fontaine and Tamar Tembeck, moderated by Krista Geneviève Lynes.
12:15 pm – 12:45pm: Initial training in French for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.
12:45 pm – 1:15pm: Initial training in English for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Initial training in French for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Initial training in English for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Artexte information centre are joining together to highlight the work of artists and authors from groups that are underrepresented in Wikipedia, including women, people of colour and people from the LGBTQ+ community, with a Wikipedia Art+Feminism edit-a-thon!
Artexte’s collection includes documentation on visual arts from 1965 to the present with a particular emphasis on practices in Canada and in Québec.The collection includes many different types of publications that testify to the artistic practices in Canada and abroad as well as printed ephemera including posters, pamphlets, invitation cards, press clippings and visual documentation.
For the event, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal will share a series of documentation files from the collection of the museum’s médiathèque with the goal of providing access to the Wikipedia editors during the edit-a-thon. The documentation will include files on many flagship events presented at the museum on the work of women artists, as well as a selection of artist files from artists who have made major contributions to the field of contemporary art since the 1960’s.
In order to assist the editors with locating and using reliable information sources for their articles, we will have on hand, files on artists and collectives who do not yet have Wikipedia pages, or whose pages need translation or requires updating.
Vice-President of the Wikimedia Canada Foundation, Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf is a librarian, anthropologist, illustrator and photographer. She has worked for Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec for more than 10 years. Where she held many positions including Librarian Coordinator of Le Square, a makerspace dedicated to teenagers at the Grande Bibliothèque (Montréal). She also worked to conceptualise and prepare what will be the new Bibliothèque Saint-Sulpice. She currently works for the Montreal Libraries Network’s Direction.
Dominique Fontaine is a curator and consultant in contemporary art, media arts and arts management. A graduate in arts and visual arts administration from the University of Ottawa, she completed graduate studies in design and exhibition organization at the De Appel Art Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In 2005, she founded aPOSteRIORI, a non-profit organization that focuses on curatorial research and innovation in the fields of documentation, development, production and the promotion of various contemporary artistic practices. Since 1992, she has carried out several curatorial or research projects in Africa, Europe and elsewhere.
Recent projects : Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 2018, and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2018; Dineo Seshee Bopape: and- in. the light of this._______, Darling Foundry, Montreal, 2017; Repérages ou À la découverte de notre monde ou Sans titre, articule, Montreal, 2016; Between the earth and the sky, the possibility of everything, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, 2014.
Tamar Tembeck, PhD, is an art historian with a professional background as a performing artist and exhibition curator. Before joining OBORO as General Director in 2018 (after many years of involvement with the organisation), Tamar held an academic appointment within an interdisciplinary university research hub in media studies. Tamar notably coedited the publications The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age (U. of Minnesota Press) and Conflict[ed] Reporting (Photography & Culture). With a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), she also led a research project on public art in hospitals. Tamar continues to be involved in both research and research-creation projects at the intersection of art and medicine, with collaborators stemming from diverse artistic and scientific disciplines.
Krista Geneviève Lynes
Krista Geneviève Lynes is Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies and Associate Professor in Communication Studies at Concordia University. Her research examines the mediation of political subjects and social life under conditions of political struggle. Her monograph Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits: Feminism in a Globalized Present (2012) examined how heterogeneous visual media produce feminist visibility across global sites of conflict. Her work has appeared in Ada, Feminist Media Studies, Postmodern Culture, Signs, Theory & Event, and Third Text. She has also curated several exhibits, including World of Matter: Exposing Resource Ecologies (2015) and Stubborn Objects: Counter-Surveillance in a Posthuman Landscape (2016). She is Director and Founder of the Feminist Media Studio, a Concordia-based lab for collective and collaborative study, as well as feminist activist and artistic engagements. She is currently co-editing an anthology, forthcoming with Transcript Verlag, entitled Moving Images: Mediating Migration-as-Crisis.
Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is also a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive Permanent Collection. They may feature every form of expression: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces, and more. In addition to its wide range of educational activities familiarizing the general public with contemporary art, the Musée organizes unique artistic performances and festive events. It is a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that extend the reach of art throughout the city and beyond.