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Ellen Wallenstein

Ellen Wallenstein

Only a few more days to go before an evening of readings at The Lit & Phil.

Monday 23rd September at Newcastle’s Lit & Phil, 7pm.

To mark the closing of al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: International Artists’ Books, there will be a reading of writings inspired by the exhibition as well as a discussion about the issues raised.
With contributions from Theresa Easton, Catherine Graham, Rosie Anderson, Jessica Wortley, Allison Dean, Denise Mosse, Chris Metcalf, Amina Evans, Michael McHugh and Caroline Kemp.

Ellen Wallenstein

Ellen Wallenstein

Ellen Wallenstein

, New York, USA, in Al Mutanabbi Street Lament (Trapped in the Machine.) presents  “A bomb in a bookstore, an explosion, the end of lives, destruction of past present and future.  My response to a request to make art about war was to look at images of war, destruction, and lament through art history. I used images of Iraqi art when possible – the animal figure is an incense burner; the figure of the woman is 12th century sculpture. The original images are xeroxed self-portraits collaged with reproductions of images by known and unknown artists, architects, carvers and weavers.”

Ellen Wallenstein

Ellen Wallenstein

The Physics of Violence by Mike Nicholson / Ensixteen Editions, London, UK.  IN his book Mike presents What nurtures the private seeds of hate and soured faith that result in public atrocities like the bombing at Al-Mutanabbi Street?  In the three successive parts of this edition (‘Cause’ – ‘&’ – ‘Effect’) Mike Nicholson examines this and other questions.  What constitutes a society? What sick magnetism sends the compass of human morality spinning?  When connections fail, the results are devastating.

Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson

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