Joseph Sassoon Semah

“It is evident that for the artists who take part in the Western project there is no such thing as a profane object. That is to say, all artworks on display in public spaces are always ritualistic and forever linked to a certain ‘sacred’ text.

At this point, it is also worth observing that each and every work of art on display in the public space presents a simultaneous presence of what is readable and what is veiled.”

Joseph Sassoon Semah

Joseph Semah, Tracing Martin Heidegger's Hut and Paul Celan's Clouds [...], 2010
Joseph Semah, Tracing Martin Heidegger's Hut and Paul Celan's Clouds [...], 2010
tracing paper, black ink, white thread, Richard Wagner sheet music, 39x49 cm

Joseph Sassoon Semah

Joseph Semah was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

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visit the artist’s website at hwww.josephsemah.nl