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
My artists book "I Crossed Borders"
is in the exhibit
"Politics of Place"
at the Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St, 3rd Floor, New York City 10001
January 18 - March 30, 2019
This print is in the exhibition on climate change and
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
"I Crossed Borders"
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 to view my exhibit, "Time to Leave"
at LaGuardia Community College, Joseph Shenker Hall
cases, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City,
ust east of the 33rd St. stop on the #7 subway.
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 14, 2 - 4 pm.  
This project is funded by the Puffin Foundation, Queens
Council on the Arts and NYC Office of Cultural Affairs.  
"Bombs Fell"
2019, etching,
10.5 x 15.5"