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Steve
S A B E L L A
September Updates
2011
   
           
           
           
   
EXHIBITIONS
     
           
   
The Changing Room continues at Spazio Qubi in Turin, Italy. September 23 - October 22, 2011
     
   

Curated by Aida Eltorie - Curator of the Egyptian Pavilion at the 54 Venice Art Biennial, 2011.
The Exhibition is in association with Metroquadro Gallery in Rivoli, Italy.

Participating artists:

Adel Abidin, Sama Alshaibi, Kader Attia, Khaled Hafez, Amira Al Ahl, Karim Al Husseini, Mariam Hamdy, Ibrahim Saad, Heba El Kayal, Steve Sabella, Wafa Gabsi, Larissa Sansour, Aladin Al-Kimi, Ahmed El Shaer, Anas El Sheikh, Nermine Hammam, Marwan Sahmarani, Ines Jerray, Khaled Ramadan, Bassem Yousry.
Artwork of artist Nermine Hammam on the invitation card.

...Steve Sabella motions us through his Euphoria. A transitory euphoria seeking the subsequence after being displaced, motioned and rebelled from where you once were to where you are now. He left Jerusalem in 2007, and returns every now and then, as an observer of change that keeps occurring to his city...

Aida Eltorie

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ART TALKS / PRESENTATIONS
     
   
     
   
Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait
     
   
A panel of speakers assembled in CAP to discuss the Middle Eastern art market. Art expert and curator Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Jerusalem-born artist Steve Sabella, and Christie’s Middle East Director Isabelle De Bruyere came together to discuss art economics in the region and the ever changing identity of Arab artists. A roundtable discussion with Kuwaiti artists was followed and facilitated the talk was Omar Donia, the founder of Contemporary Practices Journal.
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Steve Sabella gave a follow-up discussion on September 29 and presented his art. The talk included a screening of a 10-minute documentary film among other videos, and dealt with the idea of constructed identities, imagined cities and hyper-realities.

 

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Al-WATAN DAILY comprehensive exhibition review

ART KUWAIT review of Steve Sabella's presentation

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    REVIEWS      
           
   

Review by Charlotte Bank on the works of Emily Jacir, Larissa Sansour and Steve Sabella

 

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Review by Hazem Sliman in Al-Akhbar Lebanese Newspaper

 

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INTERVIEWS
     
           
   

Steve Sabella in Conversation with Sara Rossino for the exhibition catalogue of The Changing Room curated by Aida Eltorie.

The world is entrapped in its own image. Any change that any country, nation wishes to undergo has to start with the nature of that image. That is, people need to understand image formation and the mechanisms that manage to change global perception. At a time where conquering the world physically is no more considered a viable option, it seems that conquering the image of the world is becoming or has become the New World Order. In other words what we are witnessing is the conquering and or the ‘Colonization of the Imagination’. What I wish is for people to understand how to liberate themselves from that colonization.

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