Simone Mousset | How to Host a Ghost 2020/2021
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Collaboration, Commission

Artistic residency: Luxembourgish Pavilion, 17- 23.01 2022, World Expo Dubai

Exhibition periods: Luxembourgish Pavilion, World Expo Dubai; 15 – 28.01 2022, Pomhaus, Centre national de l’audiovisuel (LU), 23.9.2023 – 07.01.2024


With a total of 14 artists involved (from UAE, Croatia, Iran, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Lebanon, and Switzerland), How to Host a Ghost is a critical and self-critical project-laboratory at the intersection of performance, visual art, and activism, consisting of an ongoing occupation and inhabiting of the Luxembourgish Pavilion and its Art Space. Articulating itself around a central sculpture-monument called Ghostcatcher, created and destroyed as part of the project, How to Host a Ghost is part of the exhibition Mir Wëlle Bleiwe Wat Mir Gin by a collective of artists commissioned to create works for the Luxembourgish Pavilion at the World Expo.


How to Host a Ghost is a process-oriented initiative that confronts the choice for an artistic presence in the context of the Expo. The project explores hyper-exposure, vulnerability, melancholy, and occupying territory as tools for exploring resistance and empathy from within the core of an oppressive situation.


An artistic documentation of the project has been created in collaboration with Iranian artist Tara Fatehi, entitled There’s Someone Jumping Of the Roof of the Pavilion.


Hunting and Haunting artists: Catherine Elsen (Luxembourg), Malika Fankha (Switzerland), Tara Fatehi Irani (Iran/UK), Anna Khlestkina (Russia), Simone Mousset (Luxembourg), Alicja Nauman (Poland), Renelde Pierlot (Luxembourg), Valerie Reding (Luxembourg)


Ghostcatcher artists: Sasha Abela (Lebanon), Sawsan Al Bahar (UAE), Katerina Andreeva (Russia), Laurie Lamborelle (Luxembourg), Sonja Obradovic (Croatia), Somayeh Pakar (Iran)


Editor of There’s Someone Jumping Off the Roof of the Pavilion: Tara Fatehi Irani


Graphic Design of There’s Someone Jumping Off the Roof of the Pavilion: Julie Conrad Design Studio


Producteur How to Host a Ghost: Simone Mousset Projects, avec Stella Arieti


Expo 2020 Dubaï
Luxembourg Pavilion


Kenschtler Kollektiv
Julie Conrad
Adolf El Assal
Guy Helminger
Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron
Simone Mousset
Patrick Muller
Renelde Pierlot


Fonds culturel national

Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), Ministère de la Culture, TROIS C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

Avec la participation du Centre national de littérature et de Luxembourg @ Expo 2020 Dubai GIE


Bernard Baumgarten, Kevin Muhlen

Coordination artistique
Stella Arieti, Daniela Del Fabbro, Marielle Kaufmann

Coordination administrative
Delphine Patz, Jil Spaus

Coordination technique
Leif Heidenreich, Armand Quetsch

Identité visuelle & design