Horse and Sparrow
Digital Photographs documenting Horse and Sparrow by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens. This exhibition took place in The New Gallery's location at Art Central, Calgary from March 26 to May 1, 2010.

For this exhibition Ibghy and Lemmens installed a group of works including silkscreen prints, wall-sculptures, and a video in the main gallery space. The common thread of these works is a concern with objectivity in economic discourse.

As a collaborative project Horse and Sparrow investigates realism in the study of economically-oriented social action. The artists concern themselves with creating devices that aim to improve models, systems, and narratives produced by economists. The work questions whether a system such as economics which favours theories and equations over field work and accuracy can have an element of realism.

Somewhat comical in their incarnations, the exhibition presents attempts at revising and reviving economic theory. “Once familiar with the tools developed through the initiatives, we can only hope that economists will recognize their utility and integrate them into practice.” Explains the exhibition essay, “A secondary objective is to create greater understanding and friendliness between the economic sciences and the rest of society.”

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Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, exhibition essay, 2010
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exhibition image > digital photograph
Year 2010
Coverage (yyyy-mm-dd) March 26 to May 01 2010
Credit line Images courtesy of the artist.
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Richard Ibghy, individual (was created by)
Marilou Lemmens, individual (was created by)
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Main Space (was exhibited in)