Installation view, Kunstpalast, Duesseldorf. Works by Slavs & Tatars, Santiago SIERRA, Ahmet ÖGÜT, Yael BARTANA and Adriana VAREJÃO. Photos: Achim Kukulies.
DÜSSELDORF | Museum Kunstpalast | October 29, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Under the heading “Time for Outrage!” the Kunstpalast presents an international group exhibition curated by Linda Peitz and Florian Peters-Messer. It brings together around 60 works reflecting upon notions of anger and rage within our society.

Anger and rage are among our most intense emotions. Many consider them dangerous; others would like to make them socially acceptable. Current international events show how strongly they shape discussions about our social interactions: conspiracy theories, racially motivated violence, extremist terror, or “fake news” are just a few of the worrying consequences of populist power politics that fuel fears and focus on polarisation and exclusion. This is countered by worldwide protests against totalitarian structures, the oppression of minorities, and the deepening of social divisions in society. In a number of countries, democracy appears to be in crisis and many people are increasingly in a state of turmoil.

Works by Zanele MUHOLI, Bjarne MELGAARD, Liz MAGIC LASER and Adriana VAREJÃO (from left to right).

The exhibition Time for Outrage! is based on the eponymous 2010 essay by French resistance fighter Stéphane Hessel and brings together some forty international artists who visualise, reflect, and comment on various facets of anger and rage in our society. Their works deal with socio-political situations and inspire reflection.

Works by Sejla KAMERIC, Miriam CAHN, Santiago SIERRA and Ahmet ÖGÜT.

Rather than presenting solutions of problems, the works are about testing the possibilities of taking a stance in the face of current societal and social grievances. The artists presented invariably share an explicitly political attitude that is characteristic of their entire oeuvre.

Hiwa K "Pin-Down", 2017

The exhibition includes installation art, photographs, videos, paintings, drawings and sculptures by Kader ATTIA, Monica BONVICINI, Andrea BOWERS, Peggy BBUTH, Thomas HIRSCHHORN, Šejla KAMERIC, Iris KETTNER, Liz MAGIC LASER, Erik VAN LIESHOUT, Bjarne MELGAARD, Signe PIERCE, Julian RÖDER, Santiago SIERRA, Adriana VAREJÃO, Ahmet ÖGÜT and many others.

Curators: Linda Peitz and Florian Peters-Messer
Natasha A. KELLY "Giftschrank", 2016
Worky by Iris KETTNER, Henrike NAUMANN and Thomas HIRSCHHORN.
Works by Adjani OKPU-EKBE, Christine SUN KIM and Ahmet ÖGÜT.
Henrike NAUMANN "What goes up must come down (AfD)", 2019
Monica BONVICINI "Latent Combustion #1", 2015 and drawings from the series "Hurricane", 2020.
Works by Nicholas WARBURG, Henrike NAUMANN and Monica BONVICINI.
Works by Tim ETCHELLS, Monica BONVICINI and Nicholas WARBURG.
Works by Jens PECHO, Ahmet ÖGÜT and Monica BONVICINI.
Photos by Julian RÖDER, "Arch" by Thomas HIRSCHHORN.
Sejla KAMERIC "Bosnian Girl", 2003
Thomas HIRSCHHORN "Arch (Growing Assertiveness)", 2006 and CHTO DELAT "Blood-Tears-Slime: Black Sails of Care", 2020.
Yoshinori NIWA "Withrawing Adolf Hitler from a Private Space", 2018