Know Hope is participating in No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents, opening this evening, June 23rd at X Initiative in New York. This exciting event, which brings 40 independent arts organizations from around the world together under one roof, includes art, music, performances, and publications.
Know Hope is participating in the event in collaboration with Artis Contemporary Art Fund. Following tonight’s reception, the festival will be open for viewing from June 24-28, 1-9pm.
Say the festival’s organizers, “Neither a fair nor an exhibition, No Soul for Sale is a convention of individuals and groups who have devoted their energies to keeping art alive. The Festival will be an exercise in coexistence: organizations will exhibit alongside each other without partitions or walls. As on the set of the legendary Lars von Trier’s movie Dogville, participants will be assigned spaces that are only marked on the floor, creating a map of an imaginary city of art, where distances and hierarchies are abolished.”
About Know Hope:
Know Hope works both on the street and in the gallery. His installations incorporate painted backdrops, paper paste-ups, and cardboard, a material easily found everywhere that makes the content of the pieces physical and relates to the urgency of creating temporary art for the street – the liability and rough fragility of the struggle. The artist has also produced a 4-page newspaper, The Anytimes, that will be distributed at X and guerilla-style throughout the city.