Creative Time Summit
In partnership with the USF Contemporary Art Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is proud to bring the 2015 Creative Time Summit to the Tampa Bay area. This year’s theme is The Curriculum, exploring constructs of knowledge. Each venue will host live panels and performances, in addition to video footage of the Creative Time Summit in Venice. The MFA’s events will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 12 – 5pm in the Marly Room. Details are below.
This event is free with admission (includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, and access to Museum galleries)
Please RSVP to email@example.com by November 10
The Creative Time Summit is an initiative of Creative Time, a New York-based organization dedicated to presenting innovative art in the public realm. Each year, the Creative Time Summit explores the many ways in which artists, activists, writers and curators are tackling the world’s most challenging social and political issues.
12pm – buffet lunch is served
12:15pm – Panel discussion moderated by Tampa Bay art critic and curator Danny Olda, featuring speakers from each of the Tampa Bay presentation sites, focusing on the history of Creative Time and its relevance to the Tampa Bay area.
1:00pm – break
1:30pm – screenings from the Creative Time Summit in Venice
3:00pm – break
3:30pm – Jacqueline Mabey, co-founder of Art + Feminism, will give an overview of her Wikipedia Edit-a-thon project. This will be followed by an hour-long editing workshop (please bring your laptops!). Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey it was revealed that less than 13% of its contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear—Wikipedia is clearly skewed in favor of male artists. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Edit-a-thons have taken place globally, encompassing 1,300 volunteers, 70 events on 4 continents, and nearly 400 new articles devoted to female artists. Complementing Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present, this event aims to ensure the visibility of female artists in its permanent collection.