[act-ma] al-Mutanabbi Street Starts here - part 1 (of 3) opens Monday January 14, 2013

Salma salmamilia at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 19:07:48 PST 2013

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From: Jesseca Ferguson <jferguson at mindspring.com>
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Subject: al-Mutanabbi Street Starts here - part 1 (of 3) opens Monday
January 14, 2013
To: Jesseca Ferguson <jferguson at mindspring.com>

You are cordially invited to this exhibition & related events.  On December
28, 2012, *The Economist* reviewed the project.  Please click this link to
read “A Literary Bridge to Baghdad”:

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
*A three-part exhibition of artist books and broadsides *January 7 - June
21, 2013

Exhibition PART I:
January 7 - February 28, 2013

Opening Reception: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:00-8:00pm****

[image: CAC-invite-PART-I.jpg]****

CAC Gallery at the Cambridge Arts Council
City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA****

On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient
street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and
cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq.
The attack killed 30 people and injured scores more. As part of an
international response to this event, the Cambridge Arts Council presents
"Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,"
a three-part exhibition of 261 artist books made by 260 international
artists from 24 countries. This exhibition events aims to bear witness to
the events
on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free
exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for






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Salma Abu Ayyash
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