Inkjet print on canvas
Mentalopia is part of the Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art collection in Sarajevo. It was created for Neighbours in Dialogue, an international exhibition which was held in Istanbul, Turkey in March 2007.
Mentalopia tackles questions of cultural differences, identity, national pride and borders. Sabella asked the ten participating artists to bring postal stamps from their respective countries. He then merged each artist’s portrait with a stamp from a another artist’s country. This created a space where people do not represent their own countries, but rather reside in ‘foreign’ space.