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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at NLS Kingston

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NLS Kingston

190 Mountain View Avenue

Kingston 6

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NLS artist-in-residence Kearra Amaya Gopee and The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host a series of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to teach, create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Jamaican artists, curators and art workers of the African diaspora.Together, we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.

All are invited. No specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon.

Please bring a laptop and a friend! Refreshments will be provided.

See here for more information and our current list of artists. Feel free to add some of your own if you like!

New Local Space is an artist-run contemporary visual art initiative in Kingston that is a non-profit subsidiary of the audio recording studio and production house Creative Sounds Ltd. NLS was founded as a place for visual artists who are making work in dialogue with contemporary issues to experiment with new ideas, collaborate with each other and engage with the public. Interdisciplinary collaboration and open access are principles at the core of our operations. NLS supports visual artists whose practice is based in experimentation, and to connect such artists to the global contemporary art community. NLS does this by providing structured support through the artist residency program, conducting an experimental exhibition program, providing affordable studio space and conducting ongoing research to assess the needs of visual artists in Jamaica.

BLT is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart that intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In its 13 year existence, the BLT has taken a variety of forms relating to this most recent iteration, in the form of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BLT’s aim is the production of discursive sites (at literal and metaphorical lunch tables), wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed.

Kearra Amaya Gopee is a Trinidadian artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


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190 Mountain View Avenue

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