Photo : Léa-Kim Châteauneuf, 2019.

Artexte and the MAC team up for : Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Saturday Novembre 9, 2019

12:15pm – 12:45pm : Initial training for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.

12:45pm – 4:00pm: Edit-a-thon with ongoing support and training offered by Artexte staff.

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Participatory discussion featuring Camille Larivée, Maize Longboat and Thérèse Ottawa

 

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, indigenous people and people from the LGBTQ2S+ 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.

 

Speaker biographies :

Camille Larivée  is a street artist, independent curator, writer and cultural worker based in Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyaang, unceded Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe territories (Montreal, QC). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She co-founded the collective Unceded Voices / Les Voix Insoumises in 2014, a convergence that works on the invisibility of Indigenous and women of color, 2Spirit and Queer women artists and muralists in Montreal’s urban space. Having recently completed the coordination of the Tiohtià:ke Project, an ambitious two-year cycle of exhibition and curatorial programming bringing together Indigenous artists and curators from Quebec and elsewhere for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des Commissaires Autochtones (ACC–CCA), Camille continues to work for ACC-CCA where she is now the Director of Programming.

 

Maize Longboat is Kanien’kehá:ka from Six Nations of the Grand River and was raised on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation near Vancouver, BC. He is the Skins Workshops Associate Director with Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF). He holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal and a BA in First Nations Studies and History (double major) from the University of British Columbia. His MA research-creation thesis project examined Indigenous videogames and culturally-connected development practices through the production of his own game, Terra Nova, a two-player, cooperative platformer with an interactive narrative. Download Terra Nova.

 

Thérèse Ottawa, Atikamekw artist from Manawan, practices photography.  She has participated in several plays with Ondinnok theatre company* and she directed Red Path, a film made through Tremplin NIKANIK, a program co-sponsored by the NFB and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) with a view to supporting Indigenous francophone filmmakers in Quebec. The Atikamekw language, both written and spoken, has always been at the heart of her concerns, according to Ottawa, Wikipetcia is an important place to ensure its preservation and transmission. Moreover, since its beginnings in 2016, Ottawa has been coordinator of Wikipetcia Atikamekw. She has participated in presentations at Wikimania 2017 in Montreal and at the WikiConvention francophone de 2019 in Belgium.

*These include Opitowap in 1995, Sakipitcikan  in 1996-1997 and Mantokasowin  in 1997, which have had a major impact on the Atikamekw’s collective consciousness.

 

MUSEE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTRÉAL

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.