Salam Atta Sabri
Letters to My Father
39.00 € Add to cart
Subscribe to our Newsletter:
Add to cart 39.00 €

"“Letters To My Father” is the first publication of the work of the artist Salam Atta Sabri (b. 1953 Baghdad).

His work deals directly with the experience of returning to a country dramatically changed by conflict. Atta Sabri kept all of his works of draughtsmanship (some 300 drawings) out of the public eye until exhibiting a selection of these ‘Letters from Baghdad’ at the Iraq Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. Atta Sabri’s work has since been exhibited in Belgium, Iraq, Poland and the UAE.

Atta Sabri’s return to Baghdad is a connecting theme of the drawings, works in which he endeavours to grasp, interpret and critically engage with the immense and conflict-ridden changes, the corruption, the constant violence and the political instability into which his country has fallen. Due to a shortage of art supplies in Iraq, he initially created these works in pencils borrowed from his daughters. The drawings are both a personal visual archive and a diary of the evolutions in Baghdad and Iraq."

MER.B&L February 2021 1st edition 160 pages Hardcover 21.00 × 29.70 cm ISBN 978-90-8931-990-6 English


Vice Versa is a distribution company fully dedicated to art books. Based in Berlin, Vice Versa specializes in architecture, art, design, fashion, film, photography and theory, and seeks to create wide-ranging visibility for its programme. We carry a carefully curated list of publishers, who share our passion for printed matter. We sell books and magazines to consumers, bookshops, museums, libraries and companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and fulfill orders worldwide. We take care of all matters around storage, fulfilment and accounting and rely on a network grown over twenty years. If you have any inquiries please contact us, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Über uns

Vice Versa ist einer der größten und ältesten Vertriebe für Kunstbücher im deutschsprachigen Raum. Wir sind darauf spezialisiert, Publikationen zu Architektur, Kunst, Design, Mode, Film, Fotografie und Theorie weit reichende Sichtbarkeit zu verschaffen. Wir liefern Verlagsprogramme und Titel von nationalen und internationalen Verlagen an Buchhandlungen, Museen, Galerien, Bibliotheken und Institutionen in Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz aus. Darüber hinaus kümmern wir uns um Lagerung, Auslieferung und Abrechnung aber auch um Marketing (on- und offline) und unterhalten ein über 20 Jahre gewachsenes Netzwerk in Europa und weltweit.