Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Adam Yekutieli

Our Insides Showing, 2015 (diptych)
36 x 24 inches

Empathy, 2015
3 x 8 inches each, grid 12 x 32 inches

There’s No Neutral Tone of Voice, 2015 (diptych)
36 x 24 inches
All works courtesy of the artist and Catinca Tabacaru Gallery 

Over the past decade, Addam Yekutieli has developed a visual language to mirror real-life situations and observations, and document the notion of a collective human struggle. These processes take place both indoors and outdoors, in the form of site-specific installations, murals and assemblages, combining ready-made materials, mixed media pieces, photographs and text.  

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 who participate through an open call. In a series of intimate sessions that include an interview, tattooing and 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 form the role of the exclusive author of the image. In this series, the original outdoor work is shown along with a portrait, allowing for a process of mutual influence involving permanence and transformation, the personal and the collective, the local and the universal. To date, this project has taken place in Tel Aviv and NYC, and will continue in other cities over the next few years.

Presented at Think Before You Ink Tatoo Studio, 167-16 Hillside Avenue, 2nd Fl., Jamaica, NY 11432