Al-Mutanabbi Before and After / In Words / Before
and After in Words 2012
Sabina-Mariana Stan, Romania
and After / In Words / Before and After in Words
: Sabina-Mariana Stan, Bucharest, Romania, April 2012
The three books I have made represent my journey through discovering
Al-Mutanabbi Street. The first book is my first impression of what
I have read about what happened on Al-Mutanabbi Street in 2007 and
is a story told in images of the street before and after the attack.
The second book is a blending of languages, because I consider that
knowing the language gets you closer to the culture of a country.
I chose three: Romanian (my native language), Arabic (the official
language in Iraq) and English, because it's an international language.
The third book is a combination of the first two and shows what
I retained from this experience. I like to believe in a better future,
and it depends on us to make it so, and for that we should cherish
the present and remember the past, so that, in this case especially,
we don't repeat it.
Mixed, media, 20 x 20 cm
Sabina-Mariana Stan trained at the National
College of Computer Science, Tudor Vianu 2003 and the National University
of Arts Bucharest, Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, Tapestry
Recent exhibitions have included the Lasi Art Museum; Art Galleries,
Focsani; Parliament House, Brancusi Hall, Bucharest; Museum of Art,