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The title of the work is identical to a series of photographs by Huseyin shot in Odessa, showing curtains blowing in the wind. These images inspired an installation of hardened lace curtains, frozen in time and space. The work refers to the gesture of opening the windows to set free the soul of the deceased, as well as the idea of a spirit present in a room, mysteriously lifting the curtains to reveal its presence.

Gabriel Lester, Melancholia in Arcadia (2011)

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Rezi van Lankveld whips up flurries of pigment in her eerie, mysterious paintings. She favours pallid shades such as lilac, blue or grey, which she swirls with eddies of black to create dense abstractions. They recall the marbled endpapers of 18th-century books. Yet amidst these trippy paint-fests, figures can be glimpsed: rippling, shadowy forms wearing tricorne hats, pinafores or capes. They rise up from the churning colours like the ghosts of painting past.

Rezie van Lankveld, no title (2005)

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A photographic portrait of two young children, two sisters, one has an arm around the shoulder of the other. A loving gesture. But their gaze has strayed and does not suit the pose, it makes them psychologically isolated. They seem so close but also so far apart of each other. 

Loretta Lux, The Irish Girls (2005)

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The multidisciplinary work of the Belgian visual artist Hans op de Beeck consists of sculptures, installations, video work, photography, animated films, drawings, paintings and writing (short stories). Thematically, the work concentrates on our laborious and problematic relationship with time, space and each other.

Hans op de Beeck, Extensions (2009)

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