If you are in NYC, I am giving an artist’s talk at the International Print Center New York, Thursday, July 18 at 6PM about my collaboration with Iraqi friends on the book for the “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” traveling exhibition.
The exhibition of 280 artists’ responses to the 2007 car bombing of the booksellers street in Baghdad are on view at 5 venues in New York before continuing to other international venues and making a permanent home in the Baghdad National Library. They can try to destroy intellectual life in Iraq and we will keep making and sending more books.
Artist Beth Grossman scribes the United States Constitution on Money Bags
Democracy, literally means “rule of the people,” yet the word does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. I am studying that incongruity and exploring the democratic intentions of our founding fathers as I letter each word of the Constitution with a hand made feather quill pen on a collection of 50 money bags discarded from banks and the U.S. Mint in this recent Great Recession. I am enacting this writing in Civic Center public parks and on streets named after our presidents to engage the public in a dialog about the importance of reading and understanding our Constitution.