Art, Feminism, & Wikipedia
Via – SFAI / Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 25, 1-5pm
Art+Feminism is an international campaign to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship and participation in the online encyclopedia. San Francisco Art Institute is hosting a special satellite edit-a-thon in the Walter and McBean Galleries, currently home to A Living Thing, an installation by the artist Mel Ziegler. Throughout its run, A Living Thing offers a sanctuary for conversations, performances, debate, and acts of solidarity and resistance—through an open mic during all gallery hours, and an open call to anyone in the local community who wishes to contribute to the life represented by the flag.
By taking this installation as its stage and platform, this event celebrates the “open mic” dimension of Wikipedia, and is a chance to put the diverse and specialized resources of the adjacent Anne Bremer Memorial Library to use as reference material for building up Wikipedia content on topics related to art and feminism.
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On Saturday, March 25th, 2017, we will come together to share knowledge about art, feminism, and Wikipedia, and work together to improve articles relating to women and the arts and make an impact on the gender bias on Wikipedia.
People with no Wikipedia editing experience are welcome; there will be experienced editors who can help you get started and answer all of your questions. Experienced Wikipedians are also welcome to come learn more about contemporary art, contribute to Wikipedia, and help others to become involved.
At 1:30pm, long-time Wikipedian Britta Gustafson (Dreamyshade) will present an introductory how-to-edit presentation.
Reference materials from the SFAI Library and refreshments will be available all day.
Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco/Art+Feminism@SFAI 2017
OTHER FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS IN MARCH INCLUDE:
Libby Black: Fashion, Lesbian Culture, and Addiction
As part of the Graduate Lecture Series, painter and sculptural installation artist Libby Black discusses her work, based on objects and imagery culled from disparate sources like fashion magazines, newspapers, pop culture, historical events, and her personal life.
Friday, Mar 03, 2017, 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Ebitenyefa Baralaye: Stakes in Psychologically Generative Form
As part of the Graduate Lecture Series, sculptor, mixed media artist, and designer Ebitenyefa Baralaye will discuss his work and the existential narratives activated by the things we create, collect, and live around.
Friday, Mar 10, 2017, 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Jane Livingston on Richard Diebenkorn
As part of the Visiting Artists and Scholars series, Jane Livingston, co-editor of Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné (Yale University Press, 2016), will discuss the decade she spent sequencing more than 5,000 of the artist’s unique works for the publication and will show 200 of Diebenkorn’s paintings and drawings that remained private and hidden for years.
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017, 7:00PM
Fiamma Montezemolo: Adjacent Fields
Presented as part of Mel Ziegler’s A Living Thing, cultural anthropologist and artist Fiamma Montezeomolo will present a film screening and discuss her films that explore the border of Mexico and the US as a site of artistic and anthropological investigation.
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
(Programs related to the exhibition A Living Thing are added as they are proposed and many others can be found here:
As part of the Visiting Artists and Scholars series, Berlin-based American media artist, curator, and composer Arnold Dreyblatt will discuss his work. (Dreyblatt performs at The Lab on Mar 26)
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017, 7:00PM