Panelists Jesseca Ferguson, Anna Wexler and Stephanie Stigliano are each Boston-area artists who are participants in the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here exhibition. They will discuss their experiences with this global response to the 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, in the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq.
About the panelists:
Ferguson lives, works, and teaches in Boston, Massachusetts. She has given workshops and artist lectures in Krakow, Warsaw, Katowice, and Poznan, Poland, as well as at various schools and venues in the US.
Anna Wexler is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who works with text, installation and ritually configured performance to distill specific legacies of structural violence and visionary resistance. Her works have been commissioned for exhibits and events exploring the influence of culturally diverse ritual practices, especially those of the Afro-Caribbean, on contemporary art.
The prints and artist’s books of Stephanie Mahan Stigliano are included in the collections of the Fogg Museum and the Houghton Library of Harvard University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum for Women in the Arts and the Book Art Museum of Łodz, Poland.