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Brief Published: 21 Oct 2011

Architecture of Fear, Hasselt


The newest exhibition at the Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium, brings together a selection of international artists and designers examining the effects of fear on daily life – as presented in contemporary media.

As the economy continues to fluctuate and natural disasters shake the core of global cities, fear and uncertainty establishes a permanent hold over our daily lives where it lingers in the background, shaping our future ideas and goals. 

Reflecting on global recessions, disease, terrorism and pollution, the artists use various methods to explore the emotional, social and spatial effects fear has on us all – reflecting a culture obsessed with security, prevention and risk-management. Considering the hype surrounding our future in 2012, this exhibition (and indeed its closing date) is poignant.

Z33 House for Contemporary Art
Zuivelmarkt 33, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium
Until December 31 2011