Coordinates: 40°46′59″N 73°57′32″W / 40.782975°N 73.958992°W / 40.782975; -73.958992

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa
On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

MENA Guggathon
Wikipedia Edit-a-thons
When and Where
When:Saturday, April 30, 2016
Where:NYC and globally online
A global edit-a-thon campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.
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Event informationEdit

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  • Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128 40°46′58.3″N 73°57′33″W / 40.782861°N 73.95917°W / 40.782861; -73.95917
    • Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • Directions: here
  • Subway:
  • Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 buses
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: To register, please sign up via one of the following avenues:
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to help expand the content related to women in architecture. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. As needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers.
  • What to bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Hashtag: Remember to add the following hashtags in your edit summary so we can track our progress.
    • #guggathon
    • You'll be able to watch and listen to our efforts through Listen to Wikipedia. Just be sure to add the hashtags #guggathon and #MENAwiki in the filter for a custom audio and visual symphony of our collective edits.
  • Quick Guide: Check out WikiD's Quick Guide for Wikipedia editing

Public programmingEdit

Presentations will be held in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of The Sackler Center for Arts Education @ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (map of building)

  • 1:00 pm until 2:30pm, Peter B. Lewis Theater: The Built, Unbuilt, and Unbuildable
    • Troy Conrad Therrien, Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives, moderates a conversation between Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator Sara Raza and exhibition artists Ala Younis and Ahmed Mater to explore cultural heritage and legacy in the making of the modern Middle East, and the role of built and unbuilt systems in the shaping of global cultural practices. This panel talk is hosted by the Guggenheim Wikipedia Initiative and will be followed by a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to augment related content related to contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa.
  • 2:30 pm until 6:00 pm, Wikipedia editing
    • Wikipedia editing will follow beginning at 2:30 pm until 6 pm.
    • New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.


Wikipedia basicsEdit


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An example:
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Dreaming Horse by Franz Marc at the Guggenheim Museum

See also: Selections from the Guggenheim Collection


Priority artists from the Guggenheim collectionEdit

200+ names from print encyclopediaEdit

Eigner, Saeb; Masters, Christopher; Hadid, Zaha; Caussé, Isabelle (2010). Art of the Middle East: Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran (1st ed.). London: Merrell. ISBN 978-1-85-894500-2. OCLC 750895365.

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Article creation toolEdit


  1. ^ "Kader Attia". Guggenheim Museum. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Kader Attia". Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Attia, K.; Aupetitallot, Y.; Prat, T.; Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon; Magasin--Centre national d'art contemporain de Grenoble (2006). Kader Attia: Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon, Le Magasin, Centre national d'art contemporain, Grenoble. Zurich: JRP/Ringier. ISBN 9783037644126.
  4. ^ Attia, K. (2014). Blumenstein, E.; Klement, A.; Reichert, K.; Kunst-Werke Berlin (eds.). Kader Attia: Transformations. Leipzig: Spector Books. ISBN 9783944669236.
  5. ^ Association pour la diffusion internationale de l'art français (2006). Le Prix Marcel Duchamp 2005: Kader Attia, Gilles Barbier, Olivier Blanckart, Claude Closky. Paris: ADIAF. ISBN 9782351450239.
  6. ^ In Pinto, A. T. (2015). The reluctant narrator. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 9783956790928.
  7. ^ Ricupero, C.; Ayas, D.; Gad, A.; Midal, A; Witte de With; centrum voor hedendaagse kunst (2014). The crime was almost perfect. Rotterdam: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. ISBN 9783956790669.
  8. ^ Rencontres de la photographie africaine; Krifa, M; Serani, L (2009). Encounters of Bamako 9: The African photography biennial : [borders. Paris: Culturesfrance éditions. ISBN 9782354760687.
  9. ^ Artists Space (Gallery); Ribas, J; Heim, S (2007). New economy: Artists Space : June 15 - July 28, 2007. New York: Artists Space.
  10. ^ Attia, K; Durand, R; Zaya, O; Feldman, H; Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo (2008). Kader Attia. Huarte: Centro Huarte. ISBN 9788461258093.
  11. ^ Gioni, M (2014). Gioni, M.; Carrion-Murayari, G.; Bell, N.; Azimi N.; Wilson-Goldie K. (eds.). Here and elsewhere. New York, N.Y.: New Museum. ISBN 9780915557059.
  12. ^ Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.; Association pour la diffusion internationale de l'art français (2012). Räume der Erinnerung: Eine Ausstellung mit Preisträgern und Nominierten des Prix Marcel Duchamp in Zusammenarbeit mit der ADIAF = Spaces of remembrance : an exhibition with winners and nominees of the Marcel Duchamp Prize in cooperation with the ADIAF. Düsseldorf: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. ISBN 9783868283495.
  13. ^ Huangsheng, W; Raspail, T; Guangdong mei shu guan (2005). SingulierS: Du yi you er : Faguo dang dai yi shu jia. Guangdong: Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon.
  14. ^ Kealy, S; Boue, F. P; Salzburger Kunstverein (2014). Punctum: Bemerkungen zur Photographie = Reflections on photography. Salzburg: Salzburger Kunstverein. ISBN 9783901264603.
  15. ^ Tri Postal (Organization : Lille, France); Centre national des arts plastiques (France) (2011). Collector: Œuvres du Centre national des arts plastiques. Paris: Skira Flammarion. ISBN 9782081274112.
  16. ^ Zaza, G; Attia, K; Bock, J; Chafes, R; Wang, D.; Hatoum, M.; Kosuth, J.; Tandberg, V. (2012). Pulsioni performative nell'arte contemporanea =: Performative impulses in contemporary art. [Italy]: Maretti Editore. ISBN 9788889477816.
  17. ^ Scharrer, E.; Anastas, A. (2012). Documenta 13: Das Begleitbuch Katalog 3/3. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz.
  18. ^ Acceleration: [a l'occasion de l'exposition "Acceleration" ... du 13 Mai au 30 Juin, a Neuchatel, Suisse]. Zürich: JRP Ringier. 2007. ISBN 9783905770643.
  19. ^ Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno; Casa África (Las Palmas, Canary Islands) (2008). Travesía: Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, del 17 de octubre de 2008 al 4 de enero de 2009 : exposición. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. ISBN 9788489152984.
  20. ^ Nazanin, Lankarani (June 11, 2013). "French-Algerian artist Explores Identity and Repair". NY Times. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  21. ^ Russell, Anna (December 30, 2015). "In Europe and America, Migrants Reach the Art World". Wall Street Journal.

Research and source materialsEdit

Guggathon bibliographyEdit

Printed materialsEdit

See for online resources
Hugo Boss Prize
  • Büchel, Christoph; Chang, Patty; Durant, Sam; Jacir, Emily; Koester, Joachim; Signer, Roman (2008). The Hugo Boss Prize 2008: Christoph Büchel, Patty Chang, Sam Durant, Emily Jacir, Joachim Koester, Roman Signer. New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications. ISBN 978-0-89-207373-3. OCLC 934285013.
  • Chan, Paul; Gowda, Sheela; Henrot, Camille; Khan, Hassan; von Heyl, Charline (2014). The Hugo Boss Prize 2014: Paul Chan, Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot, Hassan Khan, Charline von Heyl. Guggenheim Museum Publications. ISBN 978-0-89-207518-8. OCLC 899957776.
Exhibition catalogs
  • Amer, Ghada; Baladi, Lara; Henda, Kiluanji Kia; Hlobo, Nicholas; Odita, Odili Donald; Sedira, Zineb; Siopis, Penelope (2010). Wild is the wind (Exhibition catalog). Savannah, GA: Savannah College of Art and Design. ISBN 978-0-98-266470-4. OCLC 838370393.
  • Attia, Kader; Durand, Régis; Zaya, Octavio; Feldman, Hannah; Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo (2008). Kader Attia (Exhibition catalog). Huarte: Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo. ISBN 978-8-46-125809-3. OCLC 319032268. Catalog of an exhibition held at Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte, Spain, July 4-Sept. 28, 2008
  • Bīnālī al-Shāriqah lil-Funūn al-Tashkīlīyah; Columbus, Nikki; Hasegawa, Yūko (2013). Nuhūḍ : naḥwa khāriṭat thaqāfah jadīdah [Re:emerge: towards a new cultural cartography] (Exhibition catalog). [Shāriqah, United Arab Emirates]: Sharjah Art Foundation. ISBN 978-9-94-844464-0. OCLC 855921264.
  • Çavuşoğlu, Ergin; Bode, Steven; Darke, Chris; Doherty, Claire; Film and Video Umbrella; Haunch of Venison (2006). Ergin Çavusoglu: Places of Departure (Exhibition catalog). London: Film and Video Umbrella. ISBN 978-1-90-427022-5. OCLC 123526256.
  • Gersht, Ori; Omer, Mordechai; Kassovsky, Daria; Flantz, Richard; Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2002). Afterglow: Ori Gersht (Exhibition catalog). Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Museum of Art. ISBN 978-1-90-285417-5. OCLC 901162126.
  • Gersht, Ori; Bode, Steven; Millar, Jeremy (2005). Ori Gersht: The Clearing (Exhibition catalog). London: Film and Video Umbrella. ISBN 978-1-90-427021-8. OCLC 758635066.
  • Gersht, Ori; Miner, Al; Baer, Ronni; Rinon, Yoav (2012). Ori Gersht: History Repeating (Exhibition catalog) (1st ed.). Boston: MFA Publications. ISBN 9780878467792. OCLC 824627990. Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Aug. 28, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2012
  • Hefuna, Susan; Adnan, Etel; Azimi, Negar; Littman, Brett; Obrist, Hans Ulrich; as-Saʻdāwī, Nawāl; Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art (al-Qāhira) (2014). Susan Hefuna, pars pro toto III (Exhibition catalog). Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-86-828327-3. OCLC 881702547.
  • Hefuna, Susan; Belgin, Tayfun; Cowin, Andrew (2014). Susan Hefuna: Buildings (Exhibition catalog). Heidelberg: Kehrer. ISBN 978-3-86-828560-4. OCLC 898038128.
  • Haerizadeh, Ramin; Kukielski, Tina; Lord, Christopher; Haerizadeh, Rokni; Rahmanian, Hesam (2015). Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian (Exhibition catalog). Milan: Mousse Publishing. ISBN 978-8-86-749135-3. OCLC 905678378. Published on the occasion of 'Slice a Slanted Arc into Dry Paper Sky' held 21 February - 17 May 2015 at Kunsthalle Zurich
  • Kazem, Mohammed; Fadda, Reem; Khozam, Adel; Kolczynska, Paulina; Sharif, Hassan; Al-Qassemi, Sultan Sooud (2013). Mohammed Kazem (Exhibition catalog) (First ed.). Dubai: National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates. ISBN 978-8-86-208315-7. OCLC 849655392. Published in conjunction with the exhibition titled "Walking on Water" held in Venice, United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Arsenale, for the 55th Venice Biennale, 1 June-24 November 2013
  • Khan, Hasan-Uddin (1997). Modernities & Memories: Recent Works from the Islamic World (Exhibition catalog). New York: Rockefeller Foundation. OCLC 47715822. Catalog of an exhibition held June 15-Nov. 9, 1997 at the Zenobio Institute, at the Venice Biennial
  • Obrist, Hans Ulrich; Hefuna, Susan (2007). Hans Ulrich Obrist Interview with Susan Hefuna ; Exhibition: "Susan Hefuna - Knowledge Is Sweeter Than Honey", Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (Exhibition catalog). Heidelberg: Kehrer. ISBN 978-3-93-958375-2. OCLC 935193438. Publ. on the Occasion of the Exhibition Susan Hefuna - Knowledge Ist Sweeter Than Honey, Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Febr. 16th - March 1st, 2008
  • Roques, Karin Adrian von (2012). Written Images: Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East (Exhibition catalog). Hong Kong: Sundaram Tagore Gallery. ISBN 978-0-98-396315-8. OCLC 881813333. Catalog of an exhibition held at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, November 10-December 3, 2011
  • Szeemann, Harald; Humpl, Christine; Stein, Annette; Zein, Sini; Essl, Sammlung (2004). Blood & honey : future's in the Balkans [Blut & Honig: Zukunft ist am Balkan] (Exhibition catalog) (in German and English) (2. Aufl. ed.). Klosterneuburg: Sammlung Essl. ISBN 978-3-90-200111-5. OCLC 224149518. Catalog of an exhibition held at Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, May 16-September 28, 2003
  • Thériault, Michèle; Dirié, Clément; Cotter, Suzanne; Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery (2013). Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (Exhibition catalog). Zurich: JRP Ringier. ISBN 978-3-03-764240-5. OCLC 848768730.
  • Attia, Kader; Botha, Andries; Darsi, Hassan; Diba, Viyé; Fatmi, Mounir; Konaté, Abdoulaye; Lo, Ndary; Mihindou, Myriam; Searle, Berni; Toguo, Barthélémy (2008). Traversía: Kader Attia; Andries Botha; Hassan Darsi; Viyé Diba; Mounir Fatmi; Abdoulaye Konaté; Ndary Lo; Myriam Mihindou; Berni Searle; Barthélémy Toguo (Exhibition catalog). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. ISBN 978-8-48-915298-4. OCLC 277143456.
  • Weiss, Marta Rachel; Deuchar, Stephen; Best, Kate; Victoria and Albert Museum (2012). Light from the Middle East new photography ; [to coincide with the Exhibition Light from the Middle East: New Photography, in the Porter Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 13 November, 2012 - 07 April, 2013] (Exhibition catalog). Göttingen: Steidl V&A. ISBN 978-3-86-930557-8. OCLC 827970911. Published to accompany the exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 13th Nov. 2012-7th Apr. 2013

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  1. Ahmed Mater -- Abugel (talk)
  2. Ala Younis -- Abugel (talk), Minoub (talk)
  3. Bagan -- Mezzino88 (talk)
  4. Gülsün Karamustafa -- Hannah Silverman (talk), Abugel (talk)
  5. Hussain Sharif -- NewEnglandDoug (talk)
  6. Joana Hadjithomas -- P906i (talk)
  7. Khalil Joreige -- P906i (talk)
  8. Mohammed Kazem -- NewEnglandDoug (talk)
  9. Susan Hefuna -- Busypencil (talk)

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  1. Ali Cherri -- Zegeer (talk)
  2. Nazar Yahya -- Minoub (talk)
  3. eo:Ali bey Huseynzade -- Frenezulo (talk) (Ali bey Huseynzade in Esperanto)


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  1. Draft:Kader Attia -- DEBwiki (talk)
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  1. czar 00:26, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
  2. BrillLyle (talk) 17:24, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

NYC participantsEdit

  1. Pharos (talk) 18:59, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
  2. Minoub (talk) 05:25, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
  3. Kingme918 (talk) 17:55, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
  4. Mlynch345 (talk) 16:09, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
  5. Nwhysel (talk) 15:11, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
  6. ɱ (talk · vbm · coi) 20:16, 22 April 2016 (UTC) (probably)
  7. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:49, 25 April 2016 (UTC) Must leave early
  8. Abugel (talk) 18:43, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
  9. Mezzino88 (talk) 18:47, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
  10. BoLandsman (talk) 18:50, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
  11. Hannah Silverman (talk) 18:51, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
  12. (talk) 18:54, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
  13. Zegeer (talk) 18:55, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
  14. Busypencil (talk) 19:06, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
  15. NewEnglandDoug (talk) 19:18, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
  16. DEBwiki (talk) 19:21, 30 April 2016 (UTC)