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.
One of my books will on exhibit at Redland Museum Queensland, Australia, in:
"Personal Histories - International Artist Book Exhibition"
October 12 - November 30, 2014
A 4' x 8' banner combining my new interest in writing poetry
with visual images is in the exhibition
"Emerald City"
sponsored by Projects for Empty Space + Solo(s) Project House:
Gateway Gallery, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ
August 7 - October 2, 2014; open Tues. - Thurs. 11 - 6 pm.

Detail, "From Newark," at Gateway Gallery
I'm showing a photo-collage and altered books at
"From There to Here: Migration and Immigration"
Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
September 2 - December 24, 2014
Detail, "What Was," a
photo-collage using replies
from different immigrants
about what they miss about
their homeland.
I'm pleased to be invited to be on an artists' panel November 17 as part of a
symposium about this project at the Univ. of Indiana, Indianapolis. I'll be posting
more information about the symposium as it becomes available.
I'm very pleased to be invited to a three-artist exhibition at
The Art Gallery of Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY for
"conTEXT: Language as Medium and Message in Contemporary Art"
October 15 - November 12, 2014
Open Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on days classes are in session.
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 15, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Along with Golnar Adili and Erik den Breejen, I'll be showing a variety of work:
from book arts made back in 2004 about immigrants, to collages and prints  
about income inequality that were just finished.
Homilies for the 99%",
collage with prints, 16 x 16"