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2012
   
           
           
   
METAMORPHOSIS - 2012
     
           
   
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NEW collage artworks - click here
     
   
For a list of planned projects for 2012 click here
     
   


   
           
           
           
           
           
           
   
REVIEWS
     
           
   

Mixed Messages: The Versatility of Collage
Ann Manie - Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd

 

Steve says that his work is made up of two aspects, which taken together he defines as a ‘form of Cubpressionism’, perhaps reflecting the recurring, complex human dilemma which finds a powerful voice in his photographic collages. ... He elaborates with another point that is important to the window series: ‘I did the photomontage from the inside, mirroring myself, and at the same time you have the outside connotation of the world and how one is perceived by others.’

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Portfolio Steve Sabella
Brennpunkt
Dorothea Schoene

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Upcoming Review by Schoene is scheduled for May/June in
AfterImage
The Journal of Media Arts & Cultural Criticism
(New York)

States of Transition
Visualizing Exile in the Work of Steve Sabella

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    AUCTIONS      
           
   

Christie's Auction Dubai April 18, 2012
Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Ar II

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The work was donated to support the World Food Program.
All revenue goes in support of WFP work.

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'When Cécile was born in 2004, it was only a question of time until we had difficulties communicating. She speaks Swiss German; I speak Arabic, and neither of us understands what the other is talking about. She is simply foreign to me. This work attempts to establish a relationship between us by photographing her clothes from both sides-inside and outside. One side connotes her world and the other connotes mine. A cloth, no matter what, will always have its other side. This mirrors the basic fact that in essence, Cécile and I will always have a connection. Since we moved to live in London from Jerusalem my daughter feels out of place. For the first time, Cécile and I have started to communicate using our own language - the language of exile.'
(Steve Sabella, 2008).

'A tender and apologetic declaration of love from the artist to his young daughter, portrays pairs of square-cuts from the child's colorful clothes. Conceived as an artist's book, these images deal with duality, but they also mirror the essential connection between a father and a daughter, two exiles born in Jerusalem, two tailored from the same cloth.'
(Christa Paula)

   
   

   
           
           
           
           
           
           
    PUBLISHED ESSAYS      
           
   
The Colonization of the Imagination
Contemporary Practices Art Journal - ed. X

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Given that Jerusalem has been transformed into an image, and that our understanding of life is constantly developing, I can accept living in an image of my own city, however, this city not only needs visual liberation, but also requires an enormous effort of visual correction. This maybe explains why in my artwork, I try to build a New Jerusalem.
   
           
           
           
           
           
   
Artists who have less ability to live in countries with well-developed art infrastructures will benefit from this shift as they will benefit and prosper while having their creation-base remain in their home environment. Consequently, this would lead to the organic development and nourishment of ‘local’ art scenes. The establishment of ‘local’ value can be used as a launch pad for artists to become universal.

The Business of Looking
Contemporary Practices Art Journal - ed. IX

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