Know Hope Presents: “Others’ Truths” A New Zine Relase and Art Show (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Know Hope

“Others’ Thruths” a new zine by Know Hope

Release date: 13.9.12

The zine will be released in a special event that will take place on Thursday, September 13th at 20:00

(the exhibition will remain open Friday, September 15th, 12:00-16:00)

at “Studio”, 2 Harakevet St., Tel Aviv

“Others’ Truths”, Know Hopes tenth and newest zine is comprised of a series of drawings, texts and observations collected during the past year.

While working on the zine, Know Hope focused on the idea of ‘truisms’, which are often adopted without questioning; by the use of the image of the flag in his work, Know Hope attempts to research the concepts of patriotism and nationalism, not necessarily from a directly political stance, but from a viewing point of the personal or private human condition in relation to the more general and collective.

“Others’ Truths” is in a way a continuation of Know Hopes research, attempting to understand the current situation that we find ourselves in, being born into a charged reality structured on the foundations of past and outdated morals and values.

The original drawings that were used as pages in the zine will be exhibited during the event. The drawings are composed of Know Hopes repetitive iconography, that are an insight to the human condition, as well as the motif of ‘the flag’ and the relationship between the two.

The zine will be available during the event, and at and selected stores from Friday, September 14th.

“Others’ Truths” is independently published in an edition of 1000. The zines are soft cover and have 64 b/w pages.

In addition to the zines, sticker packs created specially for the event will be available.


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Know Hope “Bound By The Ties” Art Installation and Book Release (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Know Hope

From the radio silence and the stirring tides, I am sincerely excited to let you know that I will be releasing my second book titled ‘Bound By The Ties’ next week.
The book is composed of a collection of drawings, writings, photographs and other side-seen moments, some from the recent past, and some from very close to the present.
I sewed, folded and mended, retrieved and recited; tried to understand how we got to where we are now (sunken/sunken/sunken)
This is a book that contains a narrative that speaks of being born into debt, being overwhelmed in a heartbroken world and finding and recognizing eachother in these complexities.
It attempts to document our rituals-how and why they were created. It is a folk tale of some sort, collective memories compiled like a time-capsule, or fireworks in a jar.
So, here are the details:
-The book is independently published in an edition of 1000 and is comprised of 160 full-color pages.
-There is a limited edition of the book that have handmade covers; meaning that they bear hand-sewn drawings, photographs and collages, making no two books the same.
This edition is signed and numbered and is an edition of 75.
-The prices of the books are $35 and $120, respectively.
-The book will be released at an event taking place here in Tel Aviv on March 10th.
The event will include an installation of all the original drawings, photographs and texts used in the book allowing an organic and tactile experience of the books content.
-The book will be available at the event, and on at the very day after.
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Fun Friday 02.04.11


All Eyes on the Streets of Egypt


Image from his Twitpic © Ahmed Ramadan

How can you not be riveted to Al Jazeera online and Twitter and Facebook and Youtube right now as a purely people-powered movement in the streets of major cities all over Egypt is working to dislodge their president?  Even after the government shut down the internet in the most comprehensive way in history, Egyptians have taken to the streets to reassert their right to self-determination.

Mint&Serf & BSA @ District 36 Tonight


Joe Iurato and Shai Dahan @ Vincent Michael Gallery in Philadelphia

brooklyn-street-art-joe-iurato-shai-dahan-vincent-michael-galleryExhibition Details
What: Natural Selections & Salvation: Featuring New Works from Shai Dahan and Joe Iurato
Where: Vincent Michael Gallery
1050 N. Hancock St. Suite #63 Philadelphia, PA 19123
When: Exhibit runs February 4th thru February 25th
Opening Reception Friday, February 4th 7pm – 10pm


Conor Harrington in Tel Aviv (VIDEO)

Crossing Lines is a short film that documents Irish artist Conor Harrington’s trip to Tel Aviv, Israel and Bethleham, Palestine in May 2010.

Chris from RWK has a brand New Website

Check it out!

Chris RWK (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris RWK (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Henry Rollin is 50! Shepard Slips One In

Keep your eyes open today for a new print release celebrating American Hardcore superstar and punk poet laureate Henry Rollins.  Dude is a far cry from the pretty candy coated mummification of punk that ensued as it became a commercialized lifestyle. This is the first of a two part release by Obey celebrating the quest for truth that fires inside Henry.


18 x 24 Screen Print, Signed and Numbered Edition of 700.

Release Date: 2/4/11

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Stencil of the Week 10.16.10


As chosen by Samantha Longhi of Stencil History X

Animus "Soggettivismo" From a picture by John Steven Fernandez (Photo © Animus)

“Soggettivismo”, from a picture by John Steven Fernandez by Animus (Photo © Animus)

Nazza Hênîa y Kâmîare / ¡Kom-chingôn! / Cordoba  (Photo © Nazza)

Nazza Hênîa y Kâmîare / ¡Kom-chingôn! / Cordoba (Photo © Nazza)

Anonymous on the streets of Haiffa, Israel (Photo © Lois Stavsky)

Anonymous on the streets of Haifa, Israel (Photo © Lois Stavsky)

Sot Old in scarf / IRAN-Tabriz (Photo © Sot)

From Iran, Street Artist Sot in Tabriz (Photo © Sot)

To see more of Animus’ work go HERE:

To see more of Lois Stavsky photos go HERE

To see more of Nazza’s work go HERE

To see more of Sot’s work go HERE

Visit Stencil History X

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Fun Friday 09.10.10


Fun Friday

Group Show at Mighty Tanaka in Dumbo

The Fall Season Begins in New York! Feeling a bit anonymous in the big sea of fish that is New York? Go to DUMBO Brooklyn for a quick little blast of the hometown crowd and check out Iconography tonight on your way to the loft party/roof party/dance party/fashion show you are surely going to.  Showing new stuff tonight will be Matt Siren, Royce Bannon, Veng & Chris from RWK, 2Esae & SKI From URNewyork and Peat Wollaeger (stenSoul)

Brooklyn_Street_Art_Iconography_Mighty_Tanaka_RoyceOS GEMEOS SNIPPET FROM AN UPCOMING Project

See Subway Trains Before They’re Dropped in the Ocean

As part of Williamsburg’s Every 2nd gallery openings tonight, The Front Room is showing the amazing NYC subway train photographs Stephen Mallon shot in  “Next Stop Atlantic,” an exhibition of photographs by Stephen Mallon. The stunning series captures the retirement of hundreds of New York City Subway cars to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.




School started this week and just as the last fast of Ramadan is breaking here in Brooklyn for our Muslim brothers and sisters, the Brooklyn Jewish community is celebrating the arrival of year 5771 which marks the creation of earth and heaven by God.

BSA would like to celebrate and honor freedom of religion in NYC and invite you to enjoy these images that mark the start of the celebrations taken at dusk last night by Jaime Rojo.

Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rosh Hashanah 2010. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Beat of New York

Visitor Thomas Noesner was in New York a couple of weeks ago for a media project and took some time off to hit the streets and subway with his video camera – always rich trolling no matter the time of day or night.  Combined with a drum sequence and soundtrack from sound designer Toussaint, they produced a rather slick video montage of NYC in the summer. It’s a fitting tribute to the spirit of the city.

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“Know Hope” Depicts Conflict in Israel

Know Hope’s figures are frequently in conflict with one another or with themselves, with no one appearing to win, and everyone damaged – sometimes with copious blood dripping and limbs askew or missing .  After a visit by Irish street artist Conor Harrington, who did a new piece with him a couple of weeks ago, it looks like Know Hope got inspired to do some new solo wall pieces.  Both of them are quite moving.


This one is particularly well placed in a context of a dilapidated structure – as if the history of the room bespeaks a conflict of it’s former inhabitants, who obviously ran out of time.


This larger scale piece is accompanied around the corner with a poem that some how gives voice to the piece.  I’d rather let the piece speak for itself this time.

(both images courtesy the artist)

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