31.3. until 25.6.2023
Friday, 31 March at 6 pm
|ANGST - crisis indicator or survival instinct?
Thematic group exhibition
Tue+Thur 10am-3pm, Wed+ Fri 5pm-8pm,
Sat 2-7pm, Sun + public holidays 11am-7pm
As admission we ask for a reasonable contribution according to your possibilities into our donation box at the bar in the building.
Invitation card for download (German)
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The exhibition is accompanied by a bound CATALOGUE
How to get there: Parking on the grounds of the Walkmühle by car is not possible. There are no public parking spaces. For this and other good reasons, please use your feet,bicycle or public transport if possible: bus line 3 (Bornhofenweg stop) or bus line 6 (Nordfriedhof stop).Please use the upper entrance to the Walkmühle.
You can download our current programme of events here as a PDF: (only in German)
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|Climate, epidemics, war and catastrophes: The mood of the end times is rampant. Fear is the sometimes subliminal, sometimes dominant feeling of the present. Fear of the future, fear of losing control, fear of the disintegration of our society. Fear of dictators and dictatorship. Fear of populists and hatred. Fear of war and violence, fear of climate change and the loss of our habitats. Fear is the subject of psychological research and part of all religious revelations.
Fear is a complex phenomenon. It is an emotion and a basic human instinct. But how do we ourselves and our society deal with the phenomenon of fear? Are fears currently on the increase? Do they drive us to act or do they paralyse us?
In its new group exhibition, the artists' association Walkmühle and its curator duo Christiane Erdmann and Stefanie Blumenbecker explore this socially highly topical and explosive issue from the broader perspective of art.
Twenty-six artists from numerous countries are participating in the exhibition project:
SEB AGNEW, JULIA AUTZ, FLORIAN BACHMEIER, DANIEL BEERSTECHER, JULIUS VON BISMARCK, GÜNTHER BLAU, BÖHLER & ORENDT, SERGEY BRATKOV, RÜDIGER BREITBART, KOTA EZAWA, PARASTOU FOROUHAR, PABLO GENOVÉS, LUNGISWA GQUNTA, SWAANTJE GÜNTZEL, INK, MARKUS MATTHIAS KRÜGER, WILLIAM LAMSON, ALMUT LINDE, NINA POHL, ULRIKE VON QUAST, KHALIL RABAH, RENATE SAUTERMEISTER, BURKHARD SCHITTNY, ANNEGRET SOLTAU, ANNE SOMMER-MEYER, BILL VIOLA, HANNELORE WEITBRECHT
Click on the names to see pictures and more information about the participants' works.
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Fear as an exciting exhibition theme
When it becomes powerless, fear threatens not only our social but also our individual, inner and spiritual cohesion. However, fear can also lead us to become more vigilant, to recognise dangers in time and avert them by looking for new solutions and bringing about necessary changes. At the beginning of this positive process, however, there must be an awareness of the nature - and recognition of the causes - of our fears.
What role can the visual arts play in this process? How is the phenomenon of fear reflected in the works of contemporary international artists? To investigate this, to show as comprehensive an inventory as possible of aspects of fear in the visual arts and to stimulate a process of awareness about the causes and nature of our fears is the core concern of the exhibition project.
The theme of the exhibition concerns all parts of society and is quite capable of initiating a social discourse.
The phenomenon of fear is again increasingly present in ourselves and in society. It often leads to powerlessness and sullenness, e.g. towards politics, to psychological stress and illness, or to resignation and personal withdrawal. Fear and its consequences threaten social cohesion. In view of the current major challenges and in order to cope with the partly global crises, active action and community cooperation are more necessary than ever. In order to effectively counter fear, we must recognise it individually and socially and become aware of its causes. Only then can we overcome it and effectively combat its causes. Art and culture - and hopefully also this exhibition - can make a social contribution to this realisation.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive programme of interdisciplinary events on the topic.
An event kindly supported by the Cultural Office of the State Capital Wiesbaden, the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art and the Nassauische Sparkasse.
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Cover picture: Bill Viola: The Raft, Mai 2004, Video/sound Installation. Foto: Kira Perov © BillViola Studio.