Greensboro Project Space will be a satellite location for a workshop with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Shoshana Gugenheim on the impact of female, Jewish artists and how you can help bring them to prominence through wikipedia.
WHAT: OJMCHE in partnership with social practice artist, Shoshana Gugenheim, will host an International Women’s Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and/or edit Wiki pages for Jewish women artists. Members of the public are invited to come to the Museum and satellite locatins to learn about the editing process, its history, its impact and how to do it. We aim to collaboratively enter 18 new Jewish women artists into the canon. Support will be provided by experienced local Wikipedians who will be on site to teach and guide the process. This edit-a-thon will serve as both a public art action and a public educational program. Participants will have an opportunity to select an artist/s ahead of time or on site. Lists of recommended artists and research materials on select Jewish women artists will be provided.
WHY: Gugenheim writes, "As a feminist amidst a growing, even thriving, worldwide community of Jewish feminists and our supporters, I recognize that the global community of women continues to be underrepresented as culture makers and contributors to the canon of cultural history. This is evident across the arts and influences the way women are recognized (or not) in the canons of encyclopedic knowledge. A Wikipedia edit-a-thon for (but not only by) Jewish women artists aims to increase Jewish women artists’ visibility in the Wikipedia archives thereby achieving a broader global impact regarding these women’s important contributions.”
HOW: We have generated an initial list of artists and invite the public to curate it by adding more names. We seek to create entries for Jewish women artists of all genres. Follow this link for full details regarding who is eligible for wikipedia, selecting an artist, adding an artist and more. Participation is welcome in person and remotely (for those outside of Portland). Accordingly, Greensboro Project Space (GPS), an off-campus contemporary art center created by the School of Art at the University of North Carolin at Greensboro, will be a satellite location for this project. Please also bring a laptop and power source.