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Exhibit: "Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" Exhibit

Wed, July 17, 2013 6:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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A summer exhibition presented by The Center for Book Arts, in collaboration with Alwan for the Arts, Columbia University Libraries, International Print Center New York, and Poets House.

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 organizing the multi-venue presentation in collaboration with Alwan for the Arts, Columbia University Libraries, International Print Center New York, and Poets House. This major traveling exhibition, which will feature approximately 250 artists’ books and 50 broadsides (prints) 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 Center 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.

Join us this summer to celebrate this important cultural project!

Al-Mutanabbi Starts Here Events Calendar

Wednesday, July 17
Opening Reception at Alwan for the Arts

Thursday, July 18

Talk & Reception at International Print Center New York with artists Barbara Henry, Barbara Hosein, and Beth Grossman

Wednesday, July 24
Talk & Reception at the Center for Book Arts with Aileen Basis, Roni Gross, and Maddy Rosenberg

Wednesday, August 7

Talk & Reception at the Center for Book Arts with Ronni Komarow, Mimi Shapiro, Moira Williams, and Chantal Zakari

Wednesday, August 21

Reading & Reception at the Center for Book Arts with Meena Alexander, Laurie Alpert, Nathalie Handal, Deborah Poe, and Casey Smith

Tuesday, September 17

Talk & Reception at Columbia University-Butler Library

Wednesday, September
Talk & Reception at the Center for Book Arts with Holly Anderson, Cathy DeForest, Jesseca Ferguson, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Annie Zeybekoglu

Tuesday, October 1

Reading & Reception at Poets House with Beau Beausoleil
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Exhibition Dates: July through late September 2013; with the exception of IPCNY opening in mid June and Poets House closing in early October. Please confirm dates and programs with individual venues.

Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-4pm
(Alwan for the Arts: Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 2-6pm)

Admission:
Free

Venues:

Center for Books Arts

28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: (212) 481-0295
http://www.centerforbookarts.org/

Alwan for the Arts

16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (646) 732-3261
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/
Viewing Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesday 2-6pm

International Print Center New York

508 West 26th Street, Room 5A
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: (212) 989-5090
http://www.ipcny.org/

Columbia University Libraries

Butler Library
535 West 114th St.
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 854-7309
http://library.columbia.edu/

Poets House

10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
Telephone: (212) 431-7920
http://www.poetshouse.org/

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Last updated: 2013-08-05 08:27:27

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