Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Laurie Alpert, USA

Laurie Alpert, USA

Time: 10 July – 21 September 2013
Location: The Center for Books Arts

Organized by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here assembles artists’ responses to the tragic loss of a cultural and intellectual hub in Baghdad that occurred in March 5, 2007, by a bomb explosion. This important and timely exhibition will be held in five New York City cultural venues from July 10 to September 21, 2013.

The Center for Book Arts will be presenting the exhibition, 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 broadside (prints) by artists from around the world, was co-organized 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.
A comprehensive catalogue accompanies the exhibition.


The Center for Books Arts
July 10-September 21, 2013
Opening Reception July 10, 7-9 pm

Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
July 17-September 21, 2013
Opening Reception: July 17, 6-8pm

Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 535 West 114th St.
July 16-September 21, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 16, 6-8pm

International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
June 13-August 9 & September 5-21, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 6-8pm

Poets House
10 River Terrace
July 11-October 5, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8pm


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