Exhibitions help us understand the context in which artists and their works are presented to the public, but their place in art and visual culture history is often overlooked. Even some of the most important art and visual culture exhibitions in and about Asia have limited representation on Wikipedia, or none at all. 

This upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, co-presented by Asia Art Archive and M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, aims to address this discrepancy. Part of an ongoing institutional collaboration and produced with the assistance of the Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, the event brings together participants to discuss, create, improve, and share Wikipedia articles about exhibitions in and about Asia. 

Aligned with Wikipedia Asian Month 2019, which addresses the underrepresentation of articles about Asia on Wikipedia, this event is part of an ongoing effort to contribute to discussions about the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open-source knowledge platforms.  

Click here for the articles that were newly added, edited, or translated by our participants in previous edit-a-thons in 2018 and 2019, focused on women in art and exhibition histories in and about Asia. 

Free and open to the public with registration.

Image: Frog King in front of his installation <i>Frog Awakening - The Jumping Thoughts</i>, 1996. Exhibition view of <i>The New Face of Hong Kong: Exhibition of Nine Contemporary Hong Kong Artists</i>, 1996. Kwok Mangho Frog King Archive, Asia Art Archive Collection. Courtesy of the artist.
Image: Frog King in front of his installation Frog Awakening - The Jumping Thoughts, 1996. Exhibition view of The New Face of Hong Kong: Exhibition of Nine Contemporary Hong Kong Artists, 1996. Kwok Mangho Frog King Archive, Asia Art Archive Collection. Courtesy of the artist.

Before the Edit-a-thon

  1. Create a Wikipedia account.
  2. Enroll as an editor on the event dashboard. (Passcode: exhibitionhistories)
  3. Prepare ideas for creating or improving articles on Wikipedia. We will be providing research materials in the form of books, articles, etc., on the day; but please feel free to research beforehand.
  4. For online tutorials, click here for “Editing Wikipedia: A guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia”; and here for “Illustrating Wikipedia: A guide to contributing content to Wikimedia Commons.”

On the Day of the Edit-a-thon 

There will be a thirty-minute tutorial at the beginning of the session, led by the M+ and AAA teams. The Hong Kong Wikimedia User Group will be there to assist us with technical questions. Please remember to bring your laptop, power cord, and, if you want to prepare beforehand, sources for your chosen article(s). Books and research materials—as well as coffee, tea, and refreshments—will be provided.

 

Enquiries:

editathon@aaa.org.hk; ellen.oredsson@mplus.org.hk

 

Special thanks to Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Wikimedia Taiwan for their support and advice.

 

Relevant content

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Exhibitions of Women Artists
Collection | Themes

Exhibitions of Women Artists

This selection includes publications from key exhibitions of women artists that took place in Asia between the 1990s and 2010s. These titles were displayed at Asia Art Archive’s Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018 booth Women Make Art History.

Shortlist | Sites of Construction
Shortlist | Exhibition as Cartographic Articulation
Ideas | Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Exhibition as Cartographic Articulation

Recommended readings on how recent exhibitions have framed nations and/or regions, and the factors that have driven these geographic imaginings

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site
Shortlist | Exhibition as Site
Ideas | Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site

Recommended readings on how exhibitions and exhibition-makers have responded to institutional, geographic, and audience-related contexts

Shortlist | Sites of Construction
Shortlist | Exhibition as Art Historical Proposition
Ideas | Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Exhibition as Art Historical Proposition

Recommended readings on how exhibitions shape art history discourse in Asia

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site: Extended Case Study (China 1993)
Shortlist | Exhibition as Site: Extended Case Study (China 1993)
Ideas | Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | Exhibition as Site: Extended Case Study (China 1993)

Recommended readings on exhibitions that took place in 1993, a watershed moment in the development of Chinese contemporary art

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Sites of Construction | Irit Rogoff | The Exhibition as An Event of Knowledge Production
Programmes

Sites of Construction | Irit Rogoff | The Exhibition as An Event of Knowledge Production

Tue, 22 Oct 2013, 4:30 – 6 PM

John Clark, Asia Biennials: History, Practices & Literature
Sites of Construction | John Clark | Asian Biennials: History, Practices & Literature
Programmes

Sites of Construction | John Clark | Asian Biennials: History, Practices & Literature

Mon, 21 Oct 2013, 5 – 6:30 PM

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Wikipedia Asian Month: Edit-a-thon on Exhibition Histories
Programmes

Wikipedia Asian Month: Edit-a-thon on Exhibition Histories

Sat, 24 Nov 2018, 2 – 6 PM