Steve Sabella: Works 1997-2013
Edited by Hubertus von Amelunxen. Texts by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Kamal Boullata.
Since the early 1990s, Steve Sabella (born 1975) has consistently been creating cycles of work that comment on each other: Jerusalem in Exile (2006), Exit (2007), In Exile (2008), In Transition (2010), Euphoria (2010), Beyond Euphoria (2012), Metamorphosis (2012) and Independence (2013) comprise a significant tableau of possible transitions and processes of dissolution between world and image, image and world. The book reads time and history out of the photographs and thus describes the genesis of Sabella's photographic oeuvre under the aspects of exile, identity, migration and the divided topologies of the 21st century. Sabella uses photography as the artistic language of existential exile. His relationship to the medium is powerful. "At the end which me am I in us?" asks the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. In this sense, Sabella researches the construction of identity.