Aileen Bassis

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“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” a really wonderful project created by poet
Beau Beausoleil, is an exhibition of 261 artist books made by 260 international
artists/artist teams from 24 countries. These books were made to reflect upon
the March 5, 2007 car-bomb attack that took place in Al-Mutanabbi Street, the
ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and
cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. The collection of artists’ books reflects both the
targeted attack on this street of the booksellers as well as the ultimate futility of
those who try to erase thought. This project is both a lament and a
commemoration of the singular power of words.  
More info about this project is posted here
A photograph from my series, "Stories End," is included in the online exhibition
"My Sense of Place"
that accompanied an exhibit by Kiki and Seton Smith at
Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
One of my collages about income inequality is included in the exhibition
"New Jersey Arts Annual: Special Edition"
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
February 18 - August 13, 2017
"Homilies for the 99%: Risen"
16 x 16" print collage, 2016
"Readers Art: Control/Alt/Shift"
curated by Susan Hensel and Jeff Rathermal at the
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 South Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN
June 9 - August 13, 2017
includes one of my artists books about Muslim identity in the US today.
The "Openings" Artist Collective is including my work at
Church of St. Paul The Apostle, 405 West 59th St., New York, NY 10023
in the exhibition:
September 14 - October 25, 2017
Opening Reception: September 14
I'll be showing work inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, part of a  
group of lithographs with pencil.
My book "Our Being Slaves" will be in the exhibition
"Protest ≠ Profest: Global Burdens"
at The Center for Book Arts  28 West 27th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001
July 12 - September 23, 2017
Opening reception: July 12, 6 pm
"Our Being Slaves"
four- page unique
double-sided accordion,
each page 15 x 11"
One of my Risograph-printed books is on view Saturday June 17, 2017 at the
AWAKE Reading Room, Book and Zine Bazaar
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Magnum Foundation, 59 East 4th St., New York City