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Curator & Artist Talk + Closing Concert by Hidde van Schie
Curator & Artist Talk + Closing Concert by Hidde van Schie
May 1st 2010, from 18:00 - 20:00

This event is part of Ghosts of Dreams Deferred

Curator: Fatos Ustek

Artists: Anita di Bianco, Young In Hong, Laura Kuch, Hidde van Schie, Lindsay Seers

Ghosts of Dreams Deferred depicts the condition of being haunted by ghosts of a past that is yet vibrant and resemble hissing for a loss that instead could be of a joyful present moment. The exhibition brings together five different practices, thus works that expand the conceptual framework in the way in which the concept of the exhibition is taken towards an expansion of resemblances and associations.
Societies, individuals, and personas, in ontological sense, live with the continuous production of desire and with the drive to embody their dreams. Passion as a strong impulse may wither away by the immense accumulation of disappointments and failures of beholding the dreams to come true. As failure is not the ultimate end, but the consequence of the loss of trust in one’s engagement to political, economical, psychological, emotional and social domains; it leads to viciously circulating state of complication. That is to say, it leads to a complicated state of mind where the present moment is continuously defined by the traumatic.

Hence, ghosts resemble, reiterate, and almost re-enact the experience of the trauma. In other words, ghosts are the metaphorical iconography of the traumatic, which is in the nature of personhoods (rationale of societies, characteristics of individuals).
Ghosts of Dreams Deferred is a ground for activating the complication of personhoods, societies at their rationale; presupposes that haunting is a social phenomenon rather than an individual psychosis nor a pre-modern superstition; hence it investigates the potentiality of radical political, social and emotional change. That is to say, it implements change, which is possible only through flourishing of new forms of subjectivity and sociality.

More on Hidde van Schie (1978)
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Ghosts of Dreams Deferred is part of the working module 'Kuratorët', a project by Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina.
Ghosts of Dreams Deferred is sponsored by: Mondriaan Foundation, Dardania Insurance Company, Technomarket, KTV, Rrokum, Gegë, Alter Habitus and DZG.