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Art Basel 2017
Concerned by the ghost without being bothered
Opening: Monday 12 June 1pm-4pm
13 June – 18 June 2017
Venue: Basler Rathaus, Marktplatz 9, 4001 Basel, Switzerland
Deborah Schamoni is pleased to present a new installation by Flaka Haliti developed for the 2017 Edition of Art Basel Parcours. The Parcours sector is curated by Samuel Leuenberger of SALTS exhibition space.
Haliti’s new installation Concerned by the ghost without being bothered (2017) consists of a group of singular advertisement flag banners in varying shapes and heights spread across an unexpected space: Basler Rathaus. Each banner is printed with a blue line drawing. A commercial banner as a singular yet repetitive object exists peripherally. It’s a re-appropriation of a common object in an uncommon place. In an animated state, it appears as an assembled mass, perhaps a procession or demonstration? Are we concerned by the ghost without being bothered, or worried by its specter of status quo? One doesn’t know. Not out of ignorance, but because this non-object, this non present present, this being-there in absence – one cannot know if it is living or if it’s dead. It seems to have its own temporality, a specter in trouble that demands our attention.