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
I'm pleased to have been invited to present my work in artists books at the
22nd Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium
"From Here to There: Concept and Technique in Artists Books"
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
November 4, 2016  
"Missing in America 3"
My work "One Vacancy" is on exhibit in
“POLITICO: Art & The Humanities”
The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC, South Orange, NJ
September 8 - December 8, 2016
"Missing in America 3" is in the exhibit
"Art VOTES: Visualizing the Democratic Process”
at Bergen Gallery, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
September 20 - November 10, 2016

Detail, "One Vacancy," a group of six
lithographs with pencil and erasures
on the subject of inequality,
incorporating a quote from a Horatio
Alger novel: "50 applications when
there was one vacancy."
I have work in the exhibition:
"Words Matter"
at Evanston Print & Paper, 3446 North Albany, Chicago, IL
October 1 - 30, 2016
I exhibit print collages and mixed media work about race, history and
income inequality at The Pierro Gallery of South Orange at The Baird Center
November 2 - December 3, 2016
"Which Way"
lithographs and mixed media
incorporating fragments of an
historical text about slavery.
A photograph from my series, "Stories End," is included in the online exhibition
"My Sense of Place"
that accompanies an
exhibition of work by Kiki and Seton Smith at
Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Two of my artists books are on display in the exhibition
"From Here to There"
curated by Amanda Thackray, at
Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
November 4, 2016 - January 3, 2017