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
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 - TBD in 2017
An image from my series "Homilies for the 99%" is in the exhibition
"Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election"
curated by Andrea Arroyo, at Kimmel Galleries, NYU, New York City
January 19 - March 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6 pm,
8th Floor, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
One of my collages about income inequality will be included in the exhibition
"New Jersey Arts Annual: Special Edition"
at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
February 18 - August 13, 2017
Opening reception to meet the artists: Sunday, March 26, 3 - 5 pm
"Homilies for the 99%: Risen"
16 x 16" print collage, 2016
I have print and photo collages in the exhibition
"Women in the World"
curated by Gladys Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler at
New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Victoria Lobby,
1 Sarah Vaughan Way, Newark, NJ
March 1 - 29, 2017
Opening Reception March 1 at 5:30 pm