Holocaust art - The New Permanent Exhibition of Sabina Saad
The permanent exhibition of Sabina Saad: "Dialogue with a symbol" (Yellow Badge) opened on Friday 12 February 2010 at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Givatayim (Beit Wolyn) which celebrates its 35th anniversary. Sabina’s art works will be shown there each year to tens of thousands visitors, most of which are pupils and soldiers.
The works are slides, copies of the original works, which were pasted on the upper windows of the showroom. Curator Dr. Frumi Shchori, chose 21 out of 85 works, created by Sabina in the last two years, and arranged them neatly from left to right, so they tell the story of the transition from Holocaust to Revival.
The following are excerpts from Dr. Frumi Shchori's speech at the ceremony:
"The windows were chosen because they are both external and internal, so that they enable viewing the works both from the hall and from the yard.
The works were divided into five windows, each is focused on one subject, and together they form an integrated whole.
The first window starts with the big question of the Holocaust: Why?
Followed by the question about the number of the victims.
The second window is about the Yellow Badge and its shape. When Sabina says, in two of her works, that the Magen David (David Shield), which is the shape of the Yellow Badge, did not protect (Shield ) the victims, the triangles around the hexagon form a train, carrying "6" wagons, alluding to the Holocaust death trains.
The Next picture deals with the question of uncertainty.
The main window is dedicated to children and to young people who perished during the Holocaust.
The fourth window deals with the index of horror. Insight into the index of horror may cause a single person, as well as a whole nation, to start a stage of grief, “tearing” (in Hebrew: Kriah), and begin to deal with personal rebirth and national rebirth. But the struggle is ambiguous,: behind the blue Shield of David, that Sabina created, hides the Yellow Badge, and behind the black star, that Sabina created, yellow light emerges.
The last window is the window of rebirth. Out of the crying Eternal Candle, rises the image of revival - the Israeli flag, The wonderful message of "Am Yisrael Chai" (Long live Israel). Despite the shadow of the past the resurrection starts to bloom like a new branch of a dead tree".