“Things can only be diverse and should be diverse,” wrote Donald Judd in 1964 about the art scene in New York, and hence rejected a one-dimensional ordering of art history in favor of an open encounter with works of art.

The Parachute Paradox

Steve Sabella

The Parachute Paradox tells the life story of artist Steve Sabella (*1975), who was born in Jerusalem’s Old City and raised under Israeli occupation. After living through both intifadas, being kidnapped in Gaza, and learning to navigate Palestinian and Israeli culture, he feels in exile at home.

For him, the occupation attaches each Palestinian to an Israeli, as if in a tandem jump. The Israeli is always in control, placing the Palestinian under threat in a never-ending hostage situation. He realizes he has two options: either surrender or unbuckle his harness. 

Blurring fact and fiction, love and loss, the memoir traces one man’s arduous search for liberation from within, through a confrontation with his colonized imagination.

Black linen cover with white hot-foil stamping on cover and spine, limited Edition of 1250 with handwritten numeration.

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"The Parachute Paradox "

September 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0305-0

16,50 x 23,00 cm

304 Pages

Hardcover with clothbound

Swiss brochure

Languages: English

Steve Sabella
Design by
Verena Gerlach
Launches in October & November in London, Jerusalem, Dubai, Kuwait. Dates and more launches will be announced soon.

Book launch Berlin: October 18, 7:30 pm, Location: ICI Berlin - Christinenstraße 18-19.
In collaboration with ifa-Galerie Berlin and the Taswir Institute.