A Know Hope installation

As Lois mentioned last month, a number of Israeli street artists are currently together in a show, Inside Job, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Know’s Hope‘s main contribution is an installation called A Stumbled Forest (Stockpiled Like Littered Flags). Know Hope sent over a bunch of images if A Stumbled Forest, as well as an explanation of the piece.

An accompanying text by Know Hope:

With the abundance of humbled limbs and littered flags
(How we got here, and where we are now)

Sincerely swindled, the troubles piled like broken accents
(Like stock, or others’ truths)

Burdens like trials like trying/broke-down trains
(Tugging along these two-timing traintracks, persuaded to sing/mumble this damned anthem)

We’re all too homesick and so housebroken
(Anxious like stubborn stock markets)

But in the distance
(And through these empty spaces and their signaled echoes),

A setting sun, like an allowing toll-booth, reassures us
that sand becomes mountains become monuments become sand
(Nothing can ever stay precious on a sinking ship)

and that barricades are only as decisive as we make them
(So we sway back and forth/forth and back with the motions, hoping to reach anywhere or elsewhere)

‘No homeland ever’, the tides hint; ‘No homeland ever’.

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INSIDE JOB: STREET ART IN TEL AVIV to open Friday @ Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The gritty walls of  Tel Aviv are among my favorite anywhere. I’m so glad that some of Tel Aviv’s most talented artists will be featured in an exhibit opening this Friday, August 26, at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Participating artists include: AME72, Adi Sened, Broken Fingaz, Foma, Klone, Know Hope, Yochai Matos and Zero Cents. Among the images curator Tal Lanir shared with me of these artists’ works on the street are the following:

                                                         Know Hope
                                                                    Zero Cents, United We Stand
                                       Foma, Mother Earth
Photos courtesy Tal Lanir