Exhibition – Residency: In the Milk of Facts, There Always Lands a Fly by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

June 2 to August 7, 2022

In the spring of 2022, the Guido Molinari Foundation was pleased to welcome the artist duo of Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens for an 8-week artist residency culminating in our summer exhibition.

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens’ collaborative practice explores issues at the intersection of ethics, economy, and the history of science and is concerned with epistemological questions related to procedures of measurement, classification and representation. For their exhibition at the Guido Molinari Foundation running from June 2nd to August 21st, the artist duo will present new works. The main hall of the former bank will serve as the exhibition space for Alternative Facts of the 21st Century. This set of colourful works is actually an ongoing collection of para-monuments that memorialize questionable “facts” that have spread locally, nationally and globally since the beginning of the current century, including lies, misconceptions, rumours, and conspiracies. From Barack Obama’s birth in Kenya to Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction, the ceramic sculptures present a playful yet serious collection of stories, claims, events, and sweet little lies. To the list of things that really happened, the artists have added those events that did not happen, but nevertheless had real consequences.

Visitors will also be able to see a series of collages titled What We Know for Sure. Based on statistical data and mathematical forecast models that examine the aesthetics of abstract representation, these collages question what is considered as a true mode of knowledge in contemporary Western societies.

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