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
Two unique artists books will be in the exhibit
"Art that Binds"
at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council
54 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
September 5 - 29, 2018

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
This print will be in the exhibition on climate change
and pollution:
"TERRA in-FERMA"
curated by Laura Kruger, at Hebrew Union College
(Jewish Institute of Religion
Museum)
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012
September 6, 2018 -
June 28, 2019

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 6 at 5:30 - 7:30 pm
"Where is My
America," 2017