Saturday, 13 July 2013

Al-Mutanabbi Street in New York

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is an exhibition of artists' reponses to the car bombing on 5 March 2007 of Al-Mutanabbi Street, the cultural and intellectual centre of Baghdad. Approximately 260 artists have contributed artists books to this project, and this major travelling exhibition will be on display in many countries and venues over the next few years.  The Center for Book Arts in New York have organised an exhibition of all the books to be held simultaneously over five venues for the next few months.
Centre for Book Arts, New York
Columbia University Libraries
Alwan for the Arts
International Print Centre New York
Poet's House
My book for this project Absence is included (although I do not know at which particular venue it is on display) along with the books of a number of other Australian artists - Janis Nedela, Peter Lyssiotis, Monica Oppen, Tim Mosely, Penny Peckham, Sara Bowen, Deanna Hitti, Heather Matthew, Amanda Williams, Peter Annand, Marie-Therese Wisniowski, JP Willis, and Antonietta Covino-Beehre.
You can browse the galleries of artists books in this exhibition here.
PS Thanks to Anna Mavromatis for letting me know that her book, Sara Bowen's and mine are all on exhibition at the Center for Book Arts.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

'The Collections on View' online

An installation view and an image of The Ten Books on Architecture are featured in an online guide to The Collections on View exhibition at the Pratt Institute in New York here.
I enjoyed seeing some of the diverse range of pieces in the exhibition, which included a concertina book, a silhouette pop-up book and a couple of zines as well as 2D prints.

Coincidentally, I've been very quiet as I'm working on the third and final version of this piece at the moment.