Art + Feminism Worldwide
CLOSING THE GENDER GAPIntersectional Feminism
In today’s world, we need to find a collective voice that brings gender inequality to the forefront of conversation and art is a beautiful way to do precisely that. Southern California Art Museums have partnered with East of Borneo to host Wikipedia events every weekend in March in what is known as the Sixth Annual Worldwide Edit-A-Thon with events happening throughout SoCal and internationally all month long.
cover photo by Irina Levitskaya
LOS ANGELES – Art+Feminism’s sixth-annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, a month-long event designed to generate coverage of women, intersectional feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia, will take place every weekend in March 2019 at six Southern California museums alongside hundreds of partner events around the world.
Founded in 2014, Art+Feminism is a global do-it-yourself campaign to combat gender bias on Wikipedia, the world’s fifth most popular website and go-to source for information online. Anyone can edit Wikipedia, but not everyone does. Studies show that fewer than 16% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female and 75% are under the age of 30. The reasons for this gender gap are up for debate, but the practical effect of this disparity is clear: Wikipedia’s content is skewed by the lack of representation by women and important stories remain untold.
The Southern California events are co-sponsored by the online art magazine East of Borneo, which marks its sixth year as Art+Feminism’s Los Angeles–based presenting partner, and feature one-hour Wikipedia training sessions for beginners led by Art+Feminism ambassador Stacey Allan.
For the most up-to-date schedule and to RSVP for events, visit eastofborneo.org/artandfeminism.
ART+FEMINISM 2019 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHEDULE
Sunday, March 3, Noon–5pm
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) presents an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon focused on Women+Comedy. Wikipedia training sessions for beginners will take place at Noon at 3pm, and a mid-afternoon comedy break with the stand-up comedy series JOSH will feature performances by Michelle Tea, Tara Jepson, Kirsten Kuppenbender, and Atsuko Okatsuka. 1717 E. 7th Street (Downtown). For more info, visit theicala.org.
Saturday, March 9, Noon–4pm
The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College presents an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon focused on Chicanx+Latinx women and non-binary artists. 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez (Monterey Park). For more info, visit vincentpriceartmuseum.org
Sunday, March 10, Noon–5pm
Hammer Museum presents an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon focused on Women+Film+Media. Wikipedia training sessions for beginners will take place at Noon and 3pm, and a free professional photo booth invites women artists and filmmakers to stop by and have their portraits taken for Wikimedia Commons. 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (Westwood). For more info, visit hammer.ucla.edu.
Sunday, March 17, Noon–5pm
Los Angeles County Art Museum (LACMA) presents an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon focused on Women+Design+Craft. Wikipedia training sessions for beginners will be held at Noon and 3pm in the Balch Art Research Library. At 2pm, LACMA Associate Curator Staci Steinberger will lead a free tour of West of Modernism: California Graphic Design, 1975–1995, focusing on key women represented in the exhibition. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (Miracle Mile). For more info, visit lacma.org.
Thursday, March 21, 5–8pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD) presents an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon focused on women artists in MCASD’s permanent collection as part of their monthly after-hours event, Downtown at Sundown. 1100 Kettner Boulevard (San Diego). For more info, visit mcasd.org.
Sunday, March 31, 1–4pm
The California African American Museum (CAAM) presents an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon focused on women artists in CAAM’s permanent collection, as well as those who have exhibited at the museum over the years. A Wikipedia training session for beginners will be held at 1pm. 600 State Drive (Exposition Park). For more info, visit caamuseum.org.
Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself campaign to improve coverage of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia, the world’s fifth most popular website and online research tool. Since 2014, over 10,000 people have participated in more than 500 Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons held around the world, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 13,000 Wikipedia articles. The Art+Feminism initiative is made possible by the Wikimedia Foundation. artandfeminism.org
About East of Borneo
East of Borneo is an online magazine of contemporary art and its history as considered from Los Angeles. Founded in 2010 by Thomas Lawson and Stacey Allan, the online platform publishes new essays and interviews alongside a multimedia archive of images, videos, texts, and sounds added by its community. East of Borneo also presents exhibitions, talks, screenings, and workshops, and republishes material that is out of print or hard to find through its Second Life series. East of Borneo is published by California Institute of the Arts. eastofborneo.org
Image: Art + Feminism illustration by Joanna Neborsky.