Wafaa Bilal at the Smith Center for Healing, Washington

Wafaa Bilal will participate in a group show entitled The Night and the Desert Know Me at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington opening on 15 January and running until the 5th of March. On view are works by Iraqi and American artists that respond to Iraqi poetry from ancient to contemporary time.


The exhibition is a part of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, the art and writing project established by Beau Beausoleil, poet and proprietor of the Great Overland Book Company, in solidarity with Iraqi booksellers, writers and readers who lost their lives in the 2007 bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street.


The literary and visual arts project now comprises a cultural festival with a host of exhibitions, readings, films and interactive public programs slated for January-March 2016 at George Mason University and throughout the area. 


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December 27, 2015