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
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My unique accordion book of lithographic prints,"Our Being Slaves." is on view in
Artists Books 2015
at Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery , Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
June 15 - July 31, 2015
The gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 - 4:00 pm

"Our Being Slaves," a unique accordion book, incorporates historical texts about slavery               
with contemporary street scenes
Deep Breath
a printmaking exhibition at Local Project, a non-profit artists' organization in   
Long Island City, New York, will include three of my prints.
July 16 - August 9, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 16, 6 - 9 pm  
44th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
"Save Up" is a
polyester plate
lithograph with pencil,
10" x 8" 2014,
from my series
"Homilies for the 99%"