FAU Libraries to Host ‘Mutanabbi Street Starts Here’ Exhibition Artwork Commemorates 2007 Baghdad Street Bombing Victims
Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Arthur & Mata
for Book Arts is hosting “Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” an exhibition
of a 42-piece collection of hand-printed broadsides created by the
Mutanabbi Street Coalition, an international group of artists, to
commemorate the March 2007 bombing victims of Mutanabbi Street,
a centuries-old bookselling center in Baghdad.
WHEN: Friday, May 9, through Monday, July 28, 2008
Florida Atlantic University
S.E. Wimberly Library
Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Lobby and Second floor
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
COST: Free and open to the public.
To arrange a group tour of the exhibition, contact John Cutrone,
Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts programs coordinator,
at 561-297- 0455 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information,
The “Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” exhibition is one of 10 projects created by an international group of artists to commemorate the March 2007 bombing victims of Mutanabbi Street. The collection of broadsides was created to respond in a creative way to the loss of 30 lives and the 100 injured during the attack, and to protest a targeted attack on a street that has always been an exchange for ideas. Broadsides are single sheet printings that were widely used for royal proclamations and official notices after the development of printing in the 15th century. Today, they are more likely to have a literary association, challenging letterpress printers to make the most of one confined plane.