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Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens

Ibghy / Lemmens: Supply and Demand for Immortality (2011), Commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation - SB 10 - 2011.

Since we began collaborating in 2002, our artistic practice has involved heightening the allusive and deconstructive features of language to interrogate knowledge-formations, institutional contexts, and social and psychological entanglements. The Wilful Undertaking of Serious Chances pursues themes addressed in recent works that examine how desire and belief influence economic discourse and practices but also carry the potential for inciting new forms of thinking and doing economy.

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens live and work in Montreal. Their work has been presented at galleries and institutions including Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Labor K1, Berlin, Galleria Alkovi, Helsinki, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, VU, Quebec City, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, the European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, and Trafó, House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest. Most recently, they have presented their work at the 10th Sharjah Biennial, UAE.

Towards The Wilful Undertaking of Serious Chances

27 Feb 2012 - 10:00
11 Mar 2012 - 20:00
Ibghy / Lemmens: Economic Sciences (as a branch of pshychology) (2009)

A series of numbers and a couple of dots. Perhaps, the whole thing represents the demand for coal. From those numbers and a couple of dots, we will develop our own story of seminal and concurrent moments in the history of political economy entitled The Wilful Undertaking of Serious Chances.

A residency from 02/27/2012 until 03/11/2012 by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens.

The Wilful Undertaking of Serious Chances

10 Mar 2012 - 21:00
Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, vtls 004518389/98 - unidentified boxer, by permission of The National Library of Wales

A live projection/performance by Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens

The Wilful Undertaking of Serious Chances will transform anecdotes and historical details into reflections on the role of observation in political economy, the domestication of chance, the development of statistics, and the art of boxing. It aim to actively re-theorize economic action and reclaim economy as a site of human invention and intervention.