Sunday, December 28, 2008

Street Flowers For Noa

In honor of the newly born Noa Aya, new dad, ITW (Inspire) has been placing street flowers blooming in the central districts of Tel Aviv:
Flower Tower
Baby Blooms
See photos of Poe and ITW's newborn daughter here:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

KNOW HOPE Talks About "Temporary Residence", His Debut Solo Show in San Jose

temporary residence
Tel Aviv Graffiti and Street Art website has covered many Know Hope street works and group exhibitions, but when we heard his first solo show was happening , we had to know more. Tel Aviv Graffiti and Street Art(T.A.G.S)asked KNOW HOPE about his debut solo show happening tomorrow in San Jose, CA and here's what he had to say:

T.A.G.S: First of all, let me congratulate you on your first solo show! I am sure it will be incredible! Can you explain the name of the show and its meaning?

KNOW HOPE: I think the name of the show (Temporary Residence), this time around, is quite literal. There is this timeless timeliness that composes our existence, and for that matter, everything around us as well. what was dramatic yesterday is nostalgic today, so in a way we are creating our future memories based on the fact that a current moment is something that will disappear or change form. the whole idea of "home", as something that is usually meant to make for a foundation, gets a whole new perspective when being replaced by the word "residency".these common moments, these specific time frames make for our temporary residency, in a way.

T.A.G.S: Why San Jose for your first solo and what's up with Gallery A.D.?

KNOW HOPE: Anno Domini aka Gallery AD is a really cool gallery located in san jose, CA. The gallery first opened in 2000 and has been showing great artists and supporting the independent art scene ever since, alongside many other efforts to promote art and creative innovation outside of the gallery as well. the good folks responsible for all this, Cherri and Brian, are great and have a really good thing going, and when they offered me my first solo show, it felt just right to have it with them.

T.A.G.S: What works will be shown and what's the Gallery A.D. space like?

KNOW HOPE: I'll be doing a site specific installation in the space alongside a group of new pieces made specially for this show. the space is an old movie theater turned gallery, so it makes for quite an interesting space to work in.

We wish KNOW HOPE all the best with his debut solo show, "Temporary Residence"

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Reuse project 2, abandoned jym in Dizingof street, Tel Aviv, Israel.

The REUSE PROJECT 2 here in Tel Aviv was a great success and has accomplished its goal to raise public awareness about the issues of abandoned and publicly forgotten spaces in the process. REUSE PROJECT 2, like the first REUSE PROJECT in Jerusalem last year, has become a larger challenge to the public and an exercise in space liberation, urban renewal, and guerrilla art. Its about giving back something positive to the community and making a social statement through our expressions at the same time.
Reuse project 2, abandoned jym in Dizingof street, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Although disappointing, we had anticipated the closing to be inevitable because most "post-industrial cities" are too close minded about reuse concepts of this kind and proportion, mainly because of its capitalist nature, it just doesn't have the money (what it calls "resources") to rehab buildings, when the real resource of any populated area is the population the closing is part of the exhibition too...we have had many local people tell us about the closing with frustration...and its actually a good thing for raising even more awareness of the neglected space issues within Tel Aviv as well as showing people the inefficiency of using capitalism (and any imitation of it) as the only tool to reuse these places (their are abandoned and forgotten buildings all over the world!).
So, in summary, after twelve days of showing...REUSE PROJECT 2's door may come open again but not in relation to our show here but we hope that the next time the those doors open that it will be as an action of the people, perhaps by those who want it to be open because they now see the value and potential of the no longer forgotten space...

Again...thanks to all of you who helped to manifest this project and its vision! REUSE, RESIST, and INSPIRE!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


An INSPIRE Collective social action exhibition of urban art and renewal.

The ReUse Project is an on-going street and domestic planning campaign endorsing urban perma-culture and renewal through artistic means.
So, for all those hippies who should be wearing boots...for all of you anarchists and artists who should be living like you mean it,, but also for ALL of us who should be using what we're refusing: Now open to the public as a tribute to urban art and renewal...
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK: The INSPIRE Collective and Joint Effort Gallery are proud to present this year's ReUse Project 2: a global art exhibition completely reusing one abandoned building in central Tel Aviv... Watch and learn to reuse as over 120 international and local artists take over this central location!!

To be added to the mailing list for future INSPIRE Collective events, please email ITW @ idiotthewise@gmail with "street art mailing list please" in the title...


View some video shorts of some of the reusing that has been happening on site:

This is the 2nd REUSE PROJECT...see photos of the first REUSE PROJECT in Jerusalem here:

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Coming this Sept. 5, 2008!! The INSPIRE Collective and Joint Effort Gallery are proud to host this year's ReUse Project 2: a global art exhibition reusing one abandoned building in central Tel Aviv... over 100 international and local artists are taking over!!
The ReUse Project is an on-going street and domestic planning campaign endorsing urban perma-culture and renewal through artistic means.
ReUse Project 2 Process Previews: DRAO/DAVE/DIME/IDraw
Tel Aviv ReUse Project 2 Preview: C215
ReUse Project 2 :  Preview

To be added to the mailing list for future INSPIRE Collective events, please email ITW @ idiotthewise@gmail with "street art mailing list please" in the title...


Saturday, August 16, 2008

C215 in Tel Aviv

C215 in Tel Aviv (process)

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem streets this week are host to over 30 new street portraits from Parisian street artist C215.
C215 in Tel Aviv


C215, is it a code? Why this name?
C215 corresponds to my name Chris, but could also be a cell number in which I could have spent too much time

Where are you from? What's your background?
I am originally from Paris, I've studied a lot, with 2 masters in history and art, and some foreign languages. I used to work in export, in the decoration area. It was a bit too much for me and I decided to quit everything when my daughter, Nina was born, and came back to my true passion.

How would you define your work and what inspires you?
I do stencil on all supports and the street is what I prefer. My favourite’s artists are the classics of the big centuries and for the more modern ones Pignon Ernest stay the basis. Next, there were meetings and shocks, Carricondo, Swoon, and my friend Dan23 with whom I evolved for the last 2 years

What are the essential tools you use to create your pieces?
Everything I find. I do not have any definite tools. I like to build my work depending in contexts and this applies to the tools I also use.

How do you choose your images and where they are placed in the street?
My images are the result of meeting with models and photographers. They all mean something, the beggars, the refugees, the orphans. Broken people rejected by the society and capitalism. I placed these images in "nonplaces", in the streets and on devalued supports, tagged and rusty doors, teared paste-up, broken or burned walls and some bins that I particularly like.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Melvin Design's Poster

Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Irit took this photo of MelvinD's (UK) poster design that he mailed to ITW to put up on the streets of Tel Aviv.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ReUse Project 2: Call for artists!!!

REUSE PROJECT 2: Call For Artists
This is an open call for artists! Those who wish to contribute to this project can post your name and potential paste images that you can send for the ReUse Project 2, here!
This is a call for artists! The INSPIRE Collective is happy to announce that we are hosting "ReUse Project 2"! We are at it a again and this time we're reusing a huge abandoned building in central Tel Aviv!

International artists who would like to contribute please send reuse paper pieces that can be pasted inside and out!

All local artists are welcome to come and paint! Email :

Mailing address:
PO Box 4917
Tel Aviv 61049

Mailing deadline: Sept 1, 2008
The first ReUse Project happened in Jerusalem when we took over an abandoned building in Jerusalem...

Recycled paper is the main reuse medium so that non-local artists can make their work as large as they like as well... there is an ample amount of space available on the site...


Saturday, July 5, 2008

SORI 420 (NIO) gives props...

Click the photo to see more SORI 420 in Tel Aviv...

Monday, June 23, 2008


DASE and the whole AFK Crew are making big noise:
AFK Crew in full effect:
Bizzle Dizzle Rizzle

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dreck on the streets of Tel Aviv...

See more from Dreck here:

Monday, May 26, 2008


This from Jack ...Seen in the Tel Aviv Graffiti and Street Art flickr group:

Saturday, May 24, 2008

AME72 and The Cans Festival

Recently Tel Aviv/UK steet artist, Ame72 visited The Cans Festival in London.
More here on The Cans Festival and Ame72 here:
...and you can watch a video of it here:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Music for the dark corners...

The streets of Tel Aviv were recently visited by Funk25 from Hamburg...

This photo from the Tel Aviv Street Art flickr group:
Photography by: Nicasaurusrex

Friday, May 2, 2008

a new ship in the neighborhood...

but he was french
the morning after...
These pictures from