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 included in
Personal Histories - International Artist Book Exhibition
at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
October - November, 2015
Click here for a current list of exhibitions.
Deep Breath
a printmaking exhibition at Local Project, a non-profit artists' organization in   
Long Island City, New York, includes three of my prints.
July 16 - August 9, 2015
"Save Up" is a
polyester plate
lithograph with pencil,
10" x 8" 2014,
from my series
"Homilies for the 99%"
To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Conciousness
an exhibition at the Derfner Judaica Museum, 5901 Palisade Ave., Bronx, NY
will include four of my photos about former synagogues
of the South Bronx, combined with a child's fairy tale.
September 10, 2015 - January
3, 2016  
Join me at the artists' reception on Sunday, October 18, 3:30 - 5 pm
"Vanished"
Dartmouth College's Rauner Library has just acquired one of my artist books.