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March 9, 2014

Sundays at PARMER ­– food, drinks, Wikipedia
464 Quincy Street Brooklyn NY 11221

On March 9 the list of new contributions, expansions and edits that we will be working for Wikipedia draws from participants in this year’s Whitney Biennial that influence and inform Lindsay Benedict’s practice. We will be adding to the existing page for the influential independent press Semiotext(e), who will be presenting the first of two programs at the Whitney Museum this Sunday, March 9 with the poet Ariana Reines, author and critic Mark von Schlegell and writer Henri Lefebvre. The group will also develop a new page for the artist Miguel Gutierrez who describes his contribution to this year’s Biennial as “the first of a three part series of queer pieces looking at artist burnout, mid career artist status dramas, how to queer the present and the future, and the labor of dancing.” We will also work on proposed Wikipedia entries from the past four weeks: Will Rawls, Judith Butler, Murray Guy, Sarah Cain, Letitia Spangler, Julia Brown, Luce Irigaray, Dance Gang, Sharon Van Etten, Kaja Silverman, Trinh Min-Ha, Lydia Bell, Daniella Isamit Morales, Yve Laris Cohen, Åsa Elzén, Anne Wagner, Ulrike Müller and Trinie Dalton.

Sundays at PARMER is a programming component of Lindsay Benedict’s photo essay Are You There? Yes. Are You There? Yes.(2011) on view at PARMER until April 7, 2014. Over the nine weeks of the exhibition these weekly meetings will draw from a list of the artist’s influences to add new Wikipedia pages and additional content to existing entries. In this way the artist supports the practices that have made hers possible through the community that comes together around the exhibition.  This series of Wikipedia events was inspired by the 2014 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that has since spurred several other such events and communities around the world.