"Parallels" by Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope)
"Parallels" is the latest series of site-specific interventions by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope that continues his ongoing "Taking Sides" project. Shown in a form of video diptychs commissioned by and currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, they are exhibited as part of their "Wall Drawings – Icônes Urbaines" show.
These interventions were created during the artists stay in Lyon, each essentially creating a ‘border’ and interacting with the passers-by. The documentation of these was than paired with other representations of borders or the meeting point of two separate realities such as Segregation Wall in the West Bank, the Lesvos Shoreline and footage of refugees and migrants breaking into trucks waiting to enter the Eurotunnel in Calais. By juxtaposing the written word against the actual image of what the text is referring to, the simplicity of Yekutieli's work gets much broader social and philosophical contemplation and raises questions about territory, identity and our emotional structures. —Sasha Bogojev
"Wall drawings - Icônes Urbaines" was curated by Seth Malland and Hervé Perdriolle and will be on view from September 30th until January 15th, 2017, featuring works by Charley Case (Belgium), Franco Fasoli / Jaz (Argentina), Kid Kréol & Boogie (Reunion Island), Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope (Israel), Reko Rennie (Australia), Saner (Mexico), Teck (Ukraine), Elliot Tupac (Peru) et Wenna (China).