Know Hope: From Tel Aviv to Cologneby Itay Blaish | 22.05.16
Adam Yekutieli, aka Know Hope, is known in Israel for his sensitive conceptual art and street art.
His art consists of mainly site-specific installations, murals and assemblages, combining ready-made materials, mixed media pieces, photographs and text.
By placing these works in public spaces, Know Hope aims to make the separation between the emotional and political non-existent, and allow viewers to see themselves in the larger context of their surroundings, simply by recognizing each other.
Since 2014, Yekutieli has been working on an ongoing project titled Truth and Method, in which the artist tattoos phrases from his outdoor text-based work on people whom are reached through an open call.
In a series of intimate sessions that include an interview, tattooing and later-on, documentation; the incorporation of these texts into the participants’ personal narratives creates not only a re-contextualization of the text, but also distances the artist from the role as the exclusive author of the image.
Adam will open a new solo show at Die Kunstagentin Gallery in Cologne, Germany, named: As Told In Our Mother Tongue.
Continuing the artists’ research on the nature of borders, patriotism and national identity, The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue continues this line of thought, while corresponding with the events revolving around the current refugee crisis.
In The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue, Adam attempts to portray the emotional complexity of displacement, the changing and elusive nature of the concept of “homeland” and ultimately, the adaption into a new reality created by circumstance.
If you are in Cologne or if you will be there sometime before July 16th, we would highly recommend visiting this exhibition and Cologne in general (it’s a lovely city).
THE TRUTH, AS TOLD IN
OUR MOTHER TONGUE
Adam Yekutieli / Know Hope
Opening Event: 26. May 2016 | 19-22h
Exhibition: 27. May – 16. July 2016
Opening Hours: Do-Sa 12-20h
Die Kunstagentin | Anne Scherer
Maastrichter Str. 26 | 50672 Köln