December 11, 2021 — 1:00 to 6:00PM @ Artexte
- 12:30 – 13:00 pm: guided tour of “Créer à rebours vers l’exposition : le cas d’Art et féminisme” with the curators, Geneviève Marcil and Valérie Morin at VOX (space 401);
- 1:00 – 1:30 pm: guided tour of Blackity with Mojeanne Behzadi – Curator, Research and Programming at Artexte;
- 1:30 – 2:00 pm: initial training for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles with Hélène Brousseau – Librarian, Digital Collection at Artexte (in French, offered in English if needed);
- 2:00 – 6:00 pm: edit-a-thon;
- 4:00 – 6:00 pm: musical performance by G L O W Z I ;
- 5:00 – 6:00 pm: live broadcasting on Montez Press Radio;
- 6:00 pm: conclusion of the edit-a-thon.
On-site – no reservation: To provide a safe experience during this event, vaccination passport is required and a limited number of seated workspaces will be available*.
Do not forget to bring your own laptop (BYOL)! Charging stations will be accessible at all times.
Artexte will once again renew its commitment to the Art+Feminism mission on Saturday, December 11! Join us at Artexte*, for another Wikipedia edit-a-thon aimed at representing the work of artists, authors, and cultural workers from underrepresented groups on Wikipedia, including women, Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), as well as members of the LGBTQIA2+ communities.
For this edit-a-thon, we invite you to draw inspiration from Artexte’s current hybrid exhibition, Blackity, curated by Dr. Joana Joachim, which delineates the trajectory of contemporary Black Canadian art through the traces left by these same artists, curators, and professionals within Artexte’s vast collection.
To celebrate the return of a community-based event within our spaces, G L O W Z I will contribute to our momentum with her editing-friendly sonic explorations starting 4:00 pm until the end of the edit-a-thon! Not able to be with us at Artexte? No problem! Join us virtually and live on Montez Press Radio (NY) from 5:00 to 6:00 pm for a rhythmic hour punctuated by occasional interventions to make you feel like you were there ( in English only)!
New virtual offerings:
Let’s meet at 1:00 pm on Artexte’s Instagram for a livestream of Blackity’s guided tour, then join us on Zoom for the edit-a-thon’s part of the event, starting at 2:00 pm!
Listen to the rebroadcast of our show on Montez Press Radio HERE
In order to assist participating editors in finding reliable information sources, drafting and making improvements to Wikipedia pages, Artexte’s librarians will offer training in French and in English. Inspired by the documentation exhibited in Blackity, a selection of files on BIPOC artists who have shaped the contemporary art landscape will be available to the editors, in order to create, translate and/or improve their Wikipedia pages.
Whether you are a Wikipedia buff or a neophyte, you are invited to contribute to take part in this edit-a-thon’s mission, which constitute a great international effort to correct persistent biases of inequality and under-representation in this free encyclopedia with respect to women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ artists.
About our collaborators:
G L O W Z I is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tiohtià:ke. Using and relying on their curiosity as an apparatus to understand & (re)discover the multiple realms they engage with(in), the artist’s mediums of choice encompass plural art forms such as painting, graphic design, filmmaking, photography, and original music production. By visually and/or auditorily rendering their ways of thinking, their questionings, and their embodied experiences, G L O W Z I conveys anyone whose eyes and/or ears meet their creations to their funky, spicy, and well-seasoned artistic universe(s).
Montez Press Radio is an experimental broadcasting and performance platform. We were founded in 2018 with the goal of fostering greater experimentation and conversation between artists, writers, and thinkers through the medium of radio.