Wiki-histories is a project that analyse from a genre point of view how Art History is built, suggesting a new way of historical creation. The aim is to generate a shared History or histories of the art in the Basque context, told by the women artists and mediators that are part of it themselves.
The project has been materialized in several formats:
It is the main tool of the project and enables multiple users to edit it, and therefore different perspectives. It makes possible starting a process that experiments with building history on an alternative way, thanks to the possibilities that 2.0. web provides.
“HISTORIATED BY THE WIKI-HISTORIES” workshop
It consisted on, from a theorical point of view thinking about how Art History is built and to show the functioning of the wiki as a tool for the empowerment of women. Moreover, a special visit was offered to the participants showing pieces of women artists in the collection of the Fine Art Museum of Bilbao which are not so frecuently in the exhibition.
They were made to the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, analyzing which role is assigned to women in the artistic representations along the History and paying special attention to artworks made by women. This way a new view over the collection was proposed.
This activity set in contact students of Art History with artists and students of Fine Arts. These informal meetings tried to make shorter the distance and no communication that is in between the people linked to these two faculties in the Basque Country.
Party in which presentations and performances of feminist collectives took place in L’Mono of Bilbao.
Nowadays, projections of films, videoforums and a new web with more audiovisual contents are being organized.
When: from September of 2008 to nowadays
Who: a project promoted by Haizea Barcenilla and Saioa Olmo in collaboration with the Trocóniz Santacoloma Fundation and Arteleku-Gipuzkoa Regional Government. The second stage of it (2009-2010) will be managed by Eduardo Hurtado and Aloña Intxaurrandieta, thanks to a research grant of Montehermoso Culture Center.