| Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts|
Center for Book Arts New York, USA
10/07/2013 – 21/09/2013
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here assembles artists’ responses to the tragic 2007 bombing that resulted in the destruction of Al-Mutanabbi Street, a cultural and intellectual hub in Baghdad. This important and timely exhibition will be held in five New York City cultural venues from mid-June to late September 2013.
The Center for Book Arts is organising the multi-venue presentation in collaboration with Alwan for the Arts, Columbia University Libraries, International Print Center New York, and Poets House. This major travelling exhibition, which will feature approximately 250 artists’ books and 50 broadsides by artists from around the world, was co-produced by Beau Beausoleil, Founder of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, and Sarah Bodman, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol, UK.
Each artist was asked to submit three copies of his or her work, to allow for simultaneous tours in Europe and the US. The third set will be donated to the Iraq National Library. Exhibition Dates: July through late September 2013; with the exception of IPCNY opening in mid June and Poets House closing in early October.
Please check the website links below for dates and programmes of events at individual venues.