Art from the Fondazzjoni Kreattività Collection: Documenting 2007 – 2012

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Art from the Fondazzjoni Kreattività Collection: Documenting 2007 – 2012

15 February 2018 - 18 March 2018
Creative Team
Dr Toni Sant, Sabrina Calleja Jackson

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Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

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St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta

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Dates: Thursday, 15 February 2018  – Sunday, 18 March 2018
Venue: Space A, Spazju Kreattiv

Following on from the research project which commenced in January 2016, work on compiling a detailed catalogue of Fondazzjoni Kreattività’s art collection currently stored at St James Cavalier is progressing and will be made available to the public in February 2018.

Apart from the actual works of art, which can also be considered as an archived document of the artists’ work, the project will identify the most important basic elements that remain after a creative project has been exhibited to the public. Proposals, press releases, artist profiles, photos, reviews, posters, videos, and other material can provide an indication of the significant context in which the works of art were originally presented. This material can also help researchers better understand the artwork itself, as well as the work of the artist in a broader cultural spectrum.

This on going project, which so far has been shown to the public through several workshops and open discussions, will also host a documentation of archived pieces from the Fondazzjoni Kreattività’s collection dating 2007-2012. These events aim to facilitate an understanding of the methods of collecting contemporary works of art along with points of interest that emerge through the collection as a whole. This project is set to be completed in 2020 as part of the Fondazzjoni Kreattività’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.

A series of talks and workshops linked with the archiving process will also take place.
All events are free of charge.

Art+Feminism
Date and Time: Friday, 9th February 2018, 7:00pm– 9:00pm
Venue: Blitz, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta

Art+Feminism is an international project aimed at improving Wikipedia content on women and the arts and to encourage women’s participation in the online encyclopaedia. Flora Katz – a curator, art critic and organiser of three wiki edit-a-thons in Paris – will present a talk on the 2017 Paris edition and discuss some of the issues at the core of the project, such as how art and Wikipedia can be a driving force to gather a community and act upon feminist issues, and what is at stake in the elaboration of an activist and co-creative project within artistic institutions.
More information can be found here.

Wikipedia Editing Workshop
Date and Time: Thursday, 15th February 2018, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Space A, (St James Cavalier)

During the opening day of the “Art from the Fondazzjoni Kreattività Collection: Documenting 2007-2012” exhibition, Spazju Kreattiv will host a workshop on editing Wikipedia. The workshop will also include an information session on how Wikipedia and wiki technology are being used to document the art scene in Malta. In collaboration with Wikimedia Community Malta and the M3P Foundation, Dr Toni Sant will explain how wikis are being used to catalogue art works and exhibitions, and how Wikipedia can act as a collaborative encyclopaedia of artist biographies and works that will preserve their legacies in the long term.
More information can be found here.

 

Edit-a-thon: Wiki Loves Art
Dates and Times:
Friday 2nd March 2018, 15:30 – 18:30
Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10:00 – 16:00

Venue: Space A (St James Cavalier)

This hands-on wiki edit-a-thon, led by Toni Sant and other collaborators from Wikimedia Community Malta and the M3P Foundation, guides attendees about how to edit wiki pages about the visual arts scene in Malta. We are particularly eager for artists to attend, edit pages about themselves, their work and their exhibitions over the years. We also encourage you to bring along any printed or digital media files that would help document art works, such as copies of exhibition flyers, photographs of events, etc. Please also bring a laptop computer or tablet device.

Archives and Libraries Brought into the 21st Century Through the Use of Technology
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Space A (St James Cavalier)

Alexandra Angeletaki of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology discusses the challenges of integrating VR and mobile technology tools in disseminating archival material, and whether its introduction has led to a change in the experience of the contemporary museum-archive. Using the case of the University Library’s Mubil and ARK4 projects, she explores how 3D technology workshops, gaming and mobile technology were used in the Mubil lab in order to develop open access educational workshops for university students and schools with source material drawn from archives and museum objects; and how the ARK4 project focuses on archaeological context, experimenting with user interactivity, digital technologies and gaming.

Edit-a-thon: Art+Feminism, Art in the Arena of Activism
Dates and Times:
Friday 9th March 2018, 15:30 – 18:30
Saturday 10th March 2018, 10:00 – 16:00

Venue: Blitz, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta

As part of the Art+Feminism project, Blitz is hosting a wiki edit-a-thon across two days to bring together people who are interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia to create new articles and improve existing content about women and the arts. This hands-on event will be facilitated by Wikimedia Community Malta and the M3P Foundation, in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv. Please bring a laptop computer or tablet device.

More information can be found here.