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
Two of my photopolymer etchings are in the exhibition
"Reimagining Rosa Parks"
at Prince George's Community College Galleries at the Library, Largo, MD  
April 28 - July 3, 2014  
"My Sister," 8 1/4  x 11 1/2, illustrated below, is one that will be on view.








The exhibition will travel to Martin County Arts Council, Williamstown, NC, with
the dates to be determined.   
A large group of my altered books is part of an exhibition sponsored by
Project for Empty Space + Solo(s) Project House:
"Through the Looking Glass"  
at Gateway Gallery, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ
April 17 - June 30, 2014; open Tues. - Thurs. 11 - 6 pm






Installation view, Gateway Gallery
Three of my print collages from the "Balkan Palimpsest" series are in
"Cartography: Artists as Mapmakers"
at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY (Finger Lakes region)
June 6 - August 17, 2014
I will be showing photo-collages and altered books at
"From There to Here: Migration and Immigration"
Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
August 4 - December 24, 2014
Opening Reception Sept 11, 2014, 5 pm - 7 pm
My work is in the exhibition
"Islam Contemporary"
The Ellington-White Contemporary, Fayetteville, NC
May 23 - June 21, 2014