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.
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
My artist's book "Advice for Travelers"
is exhibited in the show
"Sanctuary"
at the Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th St,
3rd Floor, New York City 10001
Open Mon-Fri 11 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm
July 18 - September 21, 2019
Good News: in 2019 I've been awarded two grants from the Queens Council on
the Arts, one to create and exhibit work about immigration, and a "Su Casa" Arts
Program for Seniors grant to do a book arts project.
Join me at the
Artist Member Talk
Sept. 19, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
My artist's book "Muslim in America/Amal"
is in the exhibition
"A Different Page"
curated by Eileen Ferara,
at Mikhail Zakin Gallery,
561 Piermont Rd., Demarest, NJ 07627.
September 3 - October 18, 2019
Artists' Reception:
Thursday September 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Work from my series about
income inequality,
that references Horatio Alger,
is in the exhibit
"Creative Mosaic"
at The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.,
Long Island City, NY 11101
September 5 - October 13, 2019
Detail,
"Much Better"  

lithographs
with pencil
My work, in a one-person exhibition:
"Art for the Body Politic"
is on display at the Fine Arts Gallery,
York College, Jamaica, New York City
August 26 - October 4, 2019
Reception and Artist talk
Thursday, September 26, 6 - 8 pm
Notice at Queens Council on the Arts
Poster for my show
at York College
Some of my Risograph printed artist's books will be in the artist's book fair
"We Still Make and Imagine Books"
curated by Nari Kim, at Space 776, 229 Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
October 18 - 24, 2019
One of my artist's books about migration, and
this mixed media collage, "The Sea," which
includes text from first-person 17th century
accounts of journeys by sea, will be in
"New World Water"
at Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University
November 4 - December 13, 2019
Opening reception:
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
"The Sea"