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Angst, Keine Angst / 畏无所畏 / Fear, No Fear

Apr 07–Jul 17, 2021

Initiated by Huang Xiaopeng
Co-curated by Dorothee Albrecht, Antje Majewski and Stefan Rummel

Artists: Thomas Adebahr, Hank Yan Agassi, Dorothee Albrecht, Nine Budde, Chen Dandizi 陈丹笛子, Iyad Dayoub, Nina DeLudemann, Abrie Fourie, Anne Gathmann, Ge Yulu 葛宇路, Anja Gerecke, Olivier Guesselé-Garai, Huang Xiaopeng 黄小鹏, Klaas Hübner, Franziska Hünig, Mwangi Hutter, Yuko Kaseki, Ange Kayifa, Friederike Klotz, Ulrike Kuschel, Lei Lijie 雷丽洁, Li Juchuan 李巨川, Li Lulu 李璐璐, Li Xiangwei 李翔伟, Li Yifan 李一凡, Mikhail Lylov, Ma Xinyu 马馨钰, Ma Yujiang 马玉江, Antje Majewski, Sajan Mani, Elke Marhöfer, Maternal Fantasies, Alice Musiol, Paulo Nazareth, Bettina Nürnberg & Dirk Peuker, Pınar Öğrenci, Qin Jin 秦晋, Stefan Rummel, RZhen 阿珍, Song Ta 宋拓, Erwin Stache, Sun Haili 孙海力, Tam Waiping 谭伟平, Vangjush Vellahu, Janin Walter, Wang Yinjie 王音洁 & Yao Chunchun 姚纯纯 , Wei Yuan 魏源, Wu Sibo 伍思波, Wu Tiao Ren 五条人, Xi Lei 奚雷, Yang Xinjia 杨欣嘉, Zhong Jialing 钟嘉玲, Zhu Tao 朱涛

The project ANGST, KEINE ANGST / FEAR, NO FEAR focuses on the present global state of collective fear and anxiety and will unfold in three chapters at Times Art Center Berlin from April – July, 2021. 

Fear is rooted in and influenced by different cultural and historical experiences. The group exhibition explores the broad spectrum of fears that have emerged in different geographical, historical and contemporary contexts. Through the lens of these perspectives, the artist-curators, together with the exhibiting artists, seek to understand our present era. 

The presentation will evolve as an ongoing process over three months, in episodes entitled Uncertainties – Walking on Unstable Grounds, Panic – The Moment of Fear, and Potentialities – Growing Out of Damaged Ground.

Angst, Keine Angst, Installation view at Times Art Center Berlin with INSTALL_21_01, Franziska Hünig, und A Sadist or a Masochist, Li Yifan. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

Angst, Keine Angst, Installation view at Times Art Center Berlin, view of the structure with Anne Gathmann, Anja Gerecke, Franziska Hünig, Friederike Klotz, Alice Musiol, Stefan Rummel, Erwin Stache. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

Angst, Keine Angst, Installation view at Times Art Center Berlin view of the structure with Anne Gathmann, Anja Gerecke, Franziska Hünig, Friederike Klotz, Alice Musiol, Stefan Rummel, Erwin Stache. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

Angst, Keine Angst, Installation view at Times Art Center Berlin with clang, Ma Xinyu. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

Angst, Keine Angst, Installation view at Times Art Center Berlin with three-man, Tam Waiping. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

Angst, Keine Angst, Installation view at Times Art Center Berlin. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

Angst, Keine Angst, Installation view at Times Art Center Berlin with Mm Mm Mm Mm Mm, Qin Jin. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

Angst, Keine Angst, Installation view at Times Art Center Berlin with Rainstorm, Wu Sibo. Foto: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

The curatorial team invited artists across generations, from the 1960s to the 1990s, to present their works on the complex spectrum of themes mentioned above, with the artistic media spanning sculpture, installation, video, performance, painting and photography. The artists of diverse international backgrounds are predominately based in Berlin, as well as Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and the Pearl River Delta; one young performance artist is based in Yaoundé. Many of these practitioners have been exploring the theme of fear from their individual perspective for a long time. 

In our current, complex realities, it is not unusual that fear takes hold of our bodies. We encounter difficulties breathing because of anxiety. This may originate in “objective” immediate threats and dangers, or in psychological factors. This condition leads to further anxiety about an uncertain and unpredictable future. 


The project will be divided into three chapters:

Chapter 1: Uncertainties – Walking on Unstable Grounds

April 7–May 1, 2021

Nine Budde, Anne Gathmann, Anja Gerecke, Huang Xiaopeng 黄小鹏, Klaas Hübner, Franziska Hünig, Friederike Klotz, Ulrike Kuschel, Li Juchuan 李巨川, Li Xiangwei 李翔伟, Li Yifan 李一凡, Ma Xinyu 马馨钰, Ma Yujiang 马玉江, Antje Majewski & Vangjush Vellahu, Alice Musiol, Bettina Nürnberg & Dirk Peuker, Qin Jin 秦晋, Stefan Rummel, Erwin Stache, Tam Waiping 谭伟平, Wei Yuan 魏源, Wu Sibo 伍思波, Zhu Tao 朱涛

Chapter 2: Panic – The Moment of Fear

May 12–June 12, 2021

Iyad Dayoub, Abrie Fourie, Anne Gathmann, Ge Yulu 葛宇路, Anja Gerecke, Huang Xiaopeng 黄小鹏, Franziska Hünig, Ange Kayifa, Friederike Klotz, Lei Lijie 雷丽洁, Li Lulu 李璐璐, Li Yifan 李一凡, Alice Musiol, Pınar Öğrenci, Stefan Rummel, RZhen 阿珍, Erwin Stache, Vangjush Vellahu, Wu Sibo 伍思波, Xi Lei 奚雷, Yang Xinjia 杨欣嘉

Chapter 3: Potentialities – Growing out of Damaged Ground 

June 25–July 17, 2021

Thomas Adebahr, Hank Yan Agassi, Dorothee Albrecht, Chen Dandizi 陈丹笛子, Nina DeLudemann, Olivier Guesselé-Garai, Huang Xiaopeng 黄小鹏, Yuko Kaseki, Ulrike Kuschel, Mikhail Lylov, Sajan Mani, Elke Marhöfer, Maternal Fantasies, Mwangi Hutter, Paulo Nazareth, Song Ta 宋拓, Sun Haili 孙海力,  Janin Walter, Wang Yinjie 王音洁 & Yao Chunchun 姚纯纯, Wu Tiao Ren 五条人, Zhong Jialing 钟嘉玲


Previous Exhibition:

Readings From Below

Sep 10, 2020–Jan 31, 2021