• Material Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street / Scott McCarney
Material Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street / Scott McCarney Material Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street / Scott McCarney Material Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street / Scott McCarney

Material Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street / Scott McCarney

Books


FA.B87.1321
Loose-leaf book : illustrated ; 30 x 23 cm.
2012
Scott McCarney
collages, wars
15 two-sided loose leaf pages. Digital prints of original collages constructed from remnants of found books, rubbings from book bindings, and photographs. Laid in tar paper folder with paper title label on front cover. Signed by the artist, and numbered 44/50.

Colophon: "On March 5 in 2007, a car bomb was exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, a mixed Shia-Sunni area and the heart and soul of the city's literary and intellectual community. More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Al-Mutanabbi Street is the historic center of Baghdad book selling with bookstores, outdoor bookstalls, cafes, stationery, tea and tobacco shops. An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street challenges book artists to 're-assemble' some of the 'inventory' of the reading material that was lost in the car bombing."