Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery: Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens "La mise au trava

La mise au travail

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens

Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery

curator/ commissaire: Veronique Leblanc

"La pratique artistique de Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens questionne les manières dont les sciences économiques et les théories du management représentent le monde. Elle aborde l’influence de la logique productiviste sur toutes les sphères de l’activité humaine."

 

Thoughts

I first saw Ighby and Lemmens work at the MAC 2015 Biennale, last winter. I found their piece, The Prophets (2013), arresting in its straightforward yet subversive tone, its clear display of a methodical research process, and its use of simple materials. The exhibit, La mise au travail, expands on these qualities, and is just as exciting. I am more drawn to their installation work than their video pieces. Their work has an almost deadpan delivery -- they present economics, and science of productivity and management the way it is, exposing its inherent odd and contradictory nature, without the need to place their own critical narrative.