The Artling | "Without Hope, Without Fear": Zhang Yunyao at Perrotin

Talenia Phua Gajardo, The Artling, 13 Jul 2017

"The exhibition title ‘NEC SPE, NEC METU’ is in Latin, which means “without hope, without fear” in English. It was Caravaggio’s motto. This eloquent phrase came up to me when I was thinking about the title for the show. I admire Caravaggio a lot. I think the best way to understand the title is to connect every work in the show to it. I blended my understanding and extended interpretation of the phrase in my works."