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 is on exhibit at Redland Museum, Queensland, Australia, in:
"Personal Histories - International Artist Book Exhibition"
October 12 - November 30, 2014
I'm showing a photo-collage and altered books at
Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ in the exhibition
"From There to Here: Migration and Immigration"
September 2 - December 24, 2014
Detail, "What Was," a
photo-collage using replies
from different immigrants
about what they miss about
their homeland.
Artist's books and print collages I made at a residency in the Netherlands will
be included in the
Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, exhibition
"Yesterday's News"
an exhibit of work by artists using newspaper-related imagery.
I bought newspapers in different languages in Amsterdam, photographed
them, and made prints for work about identity in Europe and multiculturalism.
November 23 - December 18, 2014
Opening reception Sunday, November 23, 1 pm - 4 pm
My work is on display at the
Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, 180 Grand St., Jersey City, NJ, in
"Duets"
October 30 - November 30, 2014
Open Thursdays and Fridays 4 - 7 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 6 pm
"Nederlands #2" unique artist's
book of lithographs using photos
taken in the Netherlands, and text
from newspapers, all purchased in
Amsterdam, in many languages,.
Show invite
"Yesterday's
News," print
collage
My altered book, illustrated below, from a series about European identity,
will be included in an exhibition at the Drawing Rooms,
180 Grand St., Jersey City, NJ, in  
"The Big Small Works Show 2014"
December 12, 2014 to January 25, 2015
A special fund-raising event for the Drawing Rooms -- an evening of art,
music, dance, wine and food
-- will be held Saturday, December 13,
from 6 pm - 9 pm. More info at the Drawing Rooms link.
"Danish Story,"
2012
Altered book