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Came across this article today when a couple lines about Rifka were added to the Fluxus page with a primary ref. The article read as a resume -- very promotional in content and tone. I've removed quite a bit of content and explain why below. As far as I can tell, Rifka is notable (in that she merits an encyclopedia article), so my hope is that we can remove the promotional bits and rebuild a good article. If you are interested to help rebuild, I'm happy to answer questions/assist (you can leave a message here, which I'll leave on my watchlist, or at my user talk page).
One consistent problem that accounts for the bulk of what I removed is that we only include material like exhibitions, accomplishments, activities, etc. that are discussed in reliable secondary sources independent of the subject. For example, a gallery's website is not independent of the subject but a magazine review by an art critic probably is. This requirement is about ensuring we give due weight to aspects of a subject so as not to be promotional or otherwise non-neutral. A primary source (written by the subject or someone tied to the subject personally or financially) can be used to verify things, so there's no reason to avoid them, but they do not hold weight when it comes to what should be mentioned (it doesn't lend importance). So, again, things like exhibitions, movements she's associated with, etc. require secondary sources making that connection.
I also removed some material that appeared to exist only to tie her name to other prominent names: associated with Colab, Tribeca, the Lower East Side  arts scene of that period, and such artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rene Ricard, John Ahearn, Richard Mock, Ron Gorchov, Becky Howland, Keith Haring, Matthew Geller, Joseph Nechvatal, Bruce Nauman, Elizabeth Murray, Jenny Holzer, Cookie Mueller, Richard Prince, Kiki Smith, Lynne Tillman, David Wojnarowicz and Ruth Root. I may be wrong here, because I don't have access to the sources, but it appears the sources exist to connect the other artists to the same movements that Rifka is associated with, in which case it may be appropriate to include in an article about those movements, but not in each other's articles -- except, again, if connected to each other in reliable sources). If I'm misjudging this content I apologize and hope someone will correct me.
I'm frankly not sure what to do with the section currently labeled "Art and Context". It looks like another list of accomplishments, but perhaps more selective -- again, without sources. These select few seem, however, much more likely to have sources (Whitney Biennials, for example, are pretty prestigious) so I'm going to leave them for now and hopefully come back to them to add sources later. The rest of the section comprises two quotes that appear to just be praise -- appropriate for a PR sheet but should be summarized here, along with any other positive as well as neutral-to-negative criticism from reliable sources. --— Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:03, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
There was a very long "additional references" list. "References" are typically what are actively used in the article text. "Further reading" seems more appropriate, but it's much too long and many of the refs too narrow in scope for that. However, they do appear to be potentially useful in constructing a better article, so I'm copying the list here and collapsing it for space. --— Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:06, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
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