The organization Art+Feminism hosts the Edit-A-
The organizers contacted Meredith Drum, a Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts assistant professor, to host the event. She immediately thought the opportunity would be something good for both the art program and for ASU.
On Friday, they will take the names and give them to
“It may seem a little intimidating, but (Wikipedia) is very accessible,” Drum said.
Professor and director of the School of Art Adriene Jenik said while researching the names of the women for the event, she was shocked to see some women in art had
“I actually have a former student of mine who has a page that’s on the ‘to improve list,’” Jenik said. “That was fun to see the student of mine entering into the cannon of art history.”
Jenik said it was important to understand why an event like this was happening and explained why feminism in the arts is necessary.
“Feminism is important because, to me, in the most basic sense, it means men and women have equal stature and value in the world,” Jenik said. “Much that exists in our world is unfortunately devalued — the work, the labor, the contributions of women. To be able to value those equally — that's what I believe what feminism is.”
Jenik said when she was in college, the mention of women in art history was very little or absent in her classes.
“In terms of art making, many of us in a certain generation, when we went to our art history classes, we were taught books with no women,” Jenik said. “It’s been within very few generations women have entered the
Intermedia graduate student Kara Roschi said she will be participating, and she is looking forward to giving a voice to women in the arts.
“I’ve never been a Wikipedia editor before but I was really interested in being an editor,”
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