San Francisco Center for the Book Presents

"Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" Exhibition Opening

An exhibition of fifty artist's books, created in response to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Baghdad's "Street of Booksellers"

When
Fri Feb 1, 2013
Where
SF Center for the Book
Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tags
Art Openings, Arts, Galleries

Description

An exhibition of fifty artist's books, created in response to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Baghdad's "Street of Booksellers"

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
A project of Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman
Exhibition coordinated by Sas Colby

Exhibition Dates
February 1 – May 11, 2013

Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, February 1, 2013
6:00 - 8:00
at the new SF Center for the Book location at 375 Rhode Island Street

Al-Mutanabbi Street is the centuries-old center of bookselling in Baghdad, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls. Named after the famed 10th Century classical Arab poet, Al- Mutanabbi, this street has been, since time immemorial, the historic heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community.

On March 5, 2007, a car bomb was detonated on Al-Mutanabbi Street. At least thirty people were killed and one hundred wounded.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition was formed soon afterwards to commemorate not just the tragic loss of life, but also the idea of a targeted attack on a street where ideas have always been exchanged.

More Info

Link
http://sfcb.org
Call
415 565 0545
Email
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Location

  1. SF Center for the Book
    375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA