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Date(s) - 10/10/2016 - 17/10/2016
10:00 am - 7:00 pm


For a limited time only CAP is honored to showcase Steve Sabella’s book “The Parachute Paradox” and also exhibiting Sabella’s previous work “In Exile” and “Metamorphosis” till Monday 17th of October.

About the book

The memoir tackles Israeli-occupation, exile, and the Arab World’s fight for liberation. Over his lifetime, Sabella finds that the only way is to find freedom from the colonisation of the imagination.

The occupation of the Palestine attaches each Palestinean to an Israeli, as if in a tandem jump. The Israeli is always in control, placing the Palestinean under threat, in a never-ending hostage situation. Born in Jerusalem’s Old City, Steve Sabella found himself with two options: either surrender to this impossible reality or unbuckle his harness and take a leap of faith.

Exploring love and loss, it traces on man’s arduous search for liberations from within, through a confrontation with his colonised imagination.

“For many years my life was held hostage by Israeli occupation, but in my dreams I was free. Once I learned how to change my own consciousness, my dreams became my reality. I was born under Israeli occupation but found a way to live free.”

Sabella’s memoir travels from the Old City to London, Dubai, and Berlin, interweaving reflections on art and life, and his pursuit of global citizenship.

About the author
Steve Sabella (b. 1975) returns for the book launch, after participating in CAP’s inauguration in 2010 and having a solo exhibition Layers in 2014. Sabella’s work is exhibited and held in collections around the world. He holds a BA in visual studies from the State University of New York, an MA in photographic studies at the University of Westminster and an MA in art business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In 2008 he received the Ellen Auerbach Award from the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, which included the publishing of his monograph by Hatje Cantz, and spans his two-decade career. Sabella has been based in Berlin since 2010.