Join us for a walkthrough and closing reception of the critically acclaimed, and Artforum Critics’ Picks exhibition Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Measures of Inequity, with artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens and curator Kari Conte.
Measures of Inequity features a series of sculptures that give material form to the abstract diagrams used to map the unequal distribution of wealth. Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens are interested in forms of thought–ways of reasoning, systems of classification and the measurement of socioeconomic status–and how these forms create, adopt and reproduce knowledge. The exhibition includes more than twenty geometric sculptures built from everyday materials including string, wooden sticks and colored plastic; their handwritten titles reflect the data they are based on such asIncome Inequality in the United States 1910-2010; Class, Cultural Capital and Social Reproduction and Disparities in Access to Care for Selected Groups. Melding historical information with future speculation, the exhibition breaks down complex data into intuitively readable objects, challenging the way that information is constructed.
Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens’ work has been shown at the 14th Istanbul BiennialSALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, 2015; La Biennale de Montréal, L’avenir (looking forward), 2014; 27th Images Festival, Toronto, 2014; Manif d’art 7: Quebec City Biennial, 2014; La Filature, Scène Nationale, Mulhouse, France, 2013-14.