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.


Anna Mavromatis said...

I visited the exhibition yesterday and your book is exhibited at the Center for Book Arts as are Sara's and mine. It is indeed a breath taking show!

Helen M said...

Thanks Anna for that info. Wish I could be there to see the show.

dinahmow said...

I seem to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time - I've missed both the books and you, Anna!

ronnie said...

fantastic -- oooo how I wish I had found that extra bit of time to participate...... ahhhh well - I'll just ahve to enjoy the work and words of all those who have work in the show(s) well done to all involved!

Fiona Dempster said...

Congrats Helen - that is so special. Like Ronnie I missed looks like an amazing and powerful show. So glad Anna could get there!