ADAM, EVE AND THE DEVIL
TEXT BY ARDI POELS, CURATOR OF THE EXHIBITION ADAM, EVE AND THE DEVIL, MARRES HOUSE FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, MAASTRICHT, NL.
The work Thin Ice is like a childhood dream in which suddenly you find a diamond on the ground. But in this case, the stone is
embedded in the floor, and proposes a strange permutation - the most expensive natural material is sunk into a floor and can be
walked over. Looking for a tension in materials, the artist Stéphanie Saadé seeks to give them new meaning. For example, the
gilded welds on Solid Gold, the flaccid, living rose that accompanies a radiant artificial rose in Faux-Jumeaux, or the precious
porcelain fragments in Accelerated Time. Making history and collective memory visible, Re-Enactment LB/ Chandelier contrasts
contemporary culture's cheap a fast qualities with the richness and traditions of yesteryear.
Golden Apple, Stéphanie Saadé, 2014, gold leaf on apple.