Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens: Horse and Sparrow

Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition
Horse and Sparrow
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon
7 January to 11 March 2010
Editor: Lubos Culen
Introduction: Lubos Culen, Vernon Public Art Gallery
Essays: John Murchie, Morten Jerven, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens
Published by: Vernon Public Art Gallery

Les vies ultérieures des livres qui tentent de changer la société

Brochure published in conjunction with the exhibition Les vies ultérieures des livres qui tentent de changer la société, presented at VU, Quebec City, from Januray 15 to February 15, 2010.
Essay: Jocelyn Létourneau, Ouvrant un livre...
Published by : VU : Centre de diffusion et de production de la photographie, 2010
What Moves Us

Catalogue of an exhibition held at Western Front Media Arts, June 5 to 27, 2009. This exhibition included works by Aleesa Cohene, Terrance Houle & Trevor Freeman, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Jayce Salloum, and Jin-me Yoon. Curated by Liz Park.

Introduction: Alissa Firth-Eagland
Essay: Liz Park
Published by: Western Front
It’s A Wonderful Life

Published in conjunction with the exhibition It’s a Wonderful Life, presented at the Owens Art Gallery from September 14 to October 19, 2007. The publication documents Struts Gallery's Open Studio program and includes a historical overview of artist’s residencies in Canada and an analysis of their significance in contemporary practice in this country.

Editor: Gemey Kelly
Foreward: Gemey Kelly
Essay: Jon Tupper
Published by: Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University

This catalogue was produced in conjunction with Green, UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, presented at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery from September 14 to October 7, 2007. The exhibition included works by Nicole Brabant, Paul Kajander, Marilou Lemmens & Richard Ibghy, Elizabeth Milton, Colin Miner, Kristina Lee Podesva, and Sarah Turner.

Forward: Ken Lum
Essays: Warren Arcand, Jessie Caryl, Dylan Godwin, Candice Hopkins, Jacqueline Maybe, J.J. Kegan McFadden, and James S. McLean
Design: Jeff Khonsary
Published by: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Common Room

This brochure was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Common Room, presented at the Belkin Satellite from March 4 to April 2, 2006. The exhibition included works by Abbas Akhavan, Shary Boyle, Genevieve Cadieux, Eryne Donahue, Rebecca Donald, Derek Dunlop, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, General Idea, Attila Richard Lukacs Colin Miner, Robert Niven, Kristina Lee Podesva, Wolfgang Tilmans, Sarah Turner, and Jeff Wall. Curated by Jesse Birch, Liz Park, Sophie Brodovitch, and J.J. Kegan McFadden.

Essays: Jesse Birch, Liz Park, Sophie Brodovitch, and J.J. Kegan McFadden
Published by: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Brochure published in conjunction with the exhibition Horse and Sparrow, presented at The New Gallery, Calgary, from March 26 to May 1, 2010.

Text: Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens
Published by: The New Gallery
An Action, Range of Possible Actions, A Behaviour, A Law

An Action, Range of Possible Actions, A Behaviour, A Law is the title of a series of diagrams published in New Social Inquiry, a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to social research.

New Social Inquiry, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2009: 24.
Editors: Karen Foster and Riva Souci
Published by: Carleton University
We Want Something From You

Exhibition Brochure

We Want Something From You, a group exhibition and practical experiment with Jesse Birch, Caroline Gagné, Pia Fuchs (German ID of Patricia Reed), Marina Roy, and Juliane Zelwies
Initiated by Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens

May, 2010
Essay by Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens
Published by Galerie Sans Nom
Pyramid Power, Issue 7

Diagrams Concerning the Representation of Human Time

Text and diagrams by Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens
For The Disappearing Story
Initiated by Jesse Birch, with Raymond Boisjoly, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Allison Hrbluik, and Aaron Peck

Published in Pyramid Power
Issue 7, Spring/Summer 2010
C Magazine, Issue 108

Economies of Faith

Feature article by Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens
looking at works by Mark Boulos, Melanie Gilligan and Olivia Plender

Published in C Magazine
Issue 108 "Money"
Winter 2010
Sharjah Biennial 10 Catalogue

Plot for a Biennial

Catalogue published in conjunction with
Sharjah Biennial 10: Plot for a Biennial
Sharjah, UAE, 16 March to 16 May, 2011
Curated by Suzanne Cotter, Rasha Salti and associate curator
Haig Aivazian

Editor: Ghalya Saadawi

Essays by Hoor Al-Qasimi, Suzanne Cotter, Jack Persekian, Rasha Salti and Haig Aivazian

Published by the Sharjah Art Foundation
The lights constellating one's internal sky

Exhibition Brochure

Brochure published in conjunction with
The lights constellating one's internal sky

Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada,
17 November 2011 to 15 Januray 2012.

Essay by Antonia Hirsch
Design by Mary Castellanes
Published by the Richmond Art Gallery
Peter Pete Systems: A Post-Fordist Love Story

Exhibition Catalogue

Published in conjunction with
The Promise of the Promised Land

Curated by Michael Belmore
September 10 - October 23, 2011
Station Gallery, Whitby, Canada

Essay by Michael Belmore
Design by Patricia Reed
Published by Station Gallery
Spaces of Observation

Booklet by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

In Spaces of Observation, Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens engage with the history of mathematics, statistics, industrialization, and the rise of econometrics, including the first attempts at plotting statistical data onto a Cartesian coordinate system, and the role of suicide in the statistical turn in sociology to explore the codes and conventions that organise both the literal and conceptual spaces in which observations are located.

Design: Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens
Published by 221A Artist Run Center
January 2012, English
10,5 x 20,2 cm, 24 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9865732-1-7  

Available at 221A Artist Run Center
Le Merle
Cahiers sur les mots et les actes/ Books of words and deeds

This issue includes : Anarchism: What It Really Stands For (Today): Edited and abridged by Heather Davis, The Geometry of Chance by Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, The Time of the Work, the Time of the Act: an interview with Bernard Aspe, a project by Simon Brown, Our Literal Speed by Abbey Shaine Dubin, Institutional Critique Flair Button* by Charles Gute, To Make One's Soul Anonymous: Practical Itinerary by Érik Bordeleau

Authors: Emma Goldman, Heather Davis, Richard Ibghy, Marilou Lemmens, Bernard Aspe, Abbey Shaine Dubin, Simon Brown, Charles Gute, Érik Bordeleau

Spring 2012, Vol.1/No.1
English and French
Published by Le Merle

Available at Librairie Formats
Tools that Measure the Intensity of Passionate Interests

Book of emblems by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

If the exchange of goods and services are like twigs and branches floating along a complex network of rivers, streams and canals called the global economy, then how can we account for the undercurrents that brew deep below the surface without which the whole enterprise would remain in a state of perpetual stagnation?

This is the very question explored by Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens in a book of emblems that take as a starting point the spread of beliefs and desires as well the affective impressions that participate in the processes of economic valorisation.

Between conceptual writing and poetic expression, Tools that measure the intensity of passionate interests is a contemporary version of the Baroque book of emblems that combines “textual snapshots” along with original designs and mottos to provide distilled visions of the subterranean landscape of contemporary capitalism.

Published by Horse and Sparrow Editions, Durham-Sud / Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow / Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto.

June 2012, English
ISBN: 978-0-9881170-0-6
176 x 250 mm, 40 pages, 20 b/w ills.
Edition: 200 printed on a risograph machine 

Available at Motto (Berlin), Art Metropole (Toronto),
Aye-Aye Books (Glasgow), Gallery 44 (Toronto),
Librairie Formats (Montreal).

Shortlisted for the AGYU Artists’ Book of the Moment 2013.
Living Labor

Milena Hoegsberg and Cora Fisher (Eds.)

Published to address critical issues in conjunction with the exhibition Arbeidstid (work time), Living Labor considers the increasing subordination of life to work.

Despite economic instability, growing income gaps across countries and the rise of a migratory, flexible and underpaid labor force, our commitment to productivity is unflagging. Today, work enlists us to psychologically invest ourselves in a boundaryless work life, which seeks to instrumentalize all of our waking hours. In response to the eroding boundaries between work and life, and against the historic backdrop of the Scandinavian labor movement, the writers gathered in Living Labor propose viable forms of refusal and imagine prospects for a post-work future.

Contributions by Will Bradley, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Carl Cedarström and Peter Fleming, Annette Kamp, Michala Paludan, Olivia Plender and Hester Reeve, Ole Martin Rřnning, and Kathi Weeks.

Design: Jeanne Betak
Sternberg Press / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
June 2013, English
15 x 21.5 cm, 216 pages, 51 color, 13 b/w ills.
ISBN 978-3-943365-67-2
Manif d’art 7 - The Quebec City Biennial Catalogue

Resistance - And Then, We Built New Forms

The catalogue Resistance - And Then, We Built New Forms features a bilingual, theoretical dossier on resistance from international and Quebec authors. Complementing the theoretical dossier is a full-color portfolio of the thirty-six artists that make up the official selection of Manif d’art 7 - The Quebec City Biennial.

Direction: Vicky Chainey Gagnon
Editor : Marc James Léger
Authors : Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Marc James Léger,
Brian Holmes, Dmitry Vilensky/Zanny Begg, Guy Sioui Durand

Design: Paquebot Design
Publisher: Manif d’art
Mai, 2014, English & French
21.5 X 24 cm, hard cover, 240 pages (50 color ill.)
ISBN 978-2-9812978-2-2
The 14th Istanbul Biennial Catalogue

SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms

The 14th Istanbul Biennial Catalogue contains articles specially penned for the occasion by curators, art historians and critics including Griselda Pollock, Elvan Zabunyan, Chus Martínez, and Alexander Provan, as well as by such scientists as Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Emin Özsoy, Jeffrey Peakall, and William Irvine, who represent a wide range of scientific fields from neurology to oceanography. The 550-page Catalogue also includes original drawings by biennial participants, along with an anthology that covers a variety of texts from 1st century to our day, all of which are chosen again by the participants.

Author: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Editor: Süreyyya Evren

New Essays: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Beatriz Colomina, Penelope Deutscher, Bracha Ettinger, Boris Groys, William Irvine, Chus Martínez, Ingo Niermann, Bige Örer, Emin Özsoy, Orhan Pamuk, Adrian Parr, Jeffrey Peakall, Griselda Pollock, Alexander Provan, Pietro Rigolo, Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Aurora Scotti, Jean-Michel Vappereau, Andrew Yang, Elvan Zabunyan

Graphic Design, Leftloft, Milano
Copublished by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and Yapi Kredi Publications
Septmber, 2015, Turkish and English
12 X 18.5 cm, hard cover, 550 pages

The 14th Istanbul Biennial Catalogue is downloadable from here, free of charge.
Despite Efficiency: Labor

Emma Brasó (Editor)

The catalogue documents the two phases of the project entitled Despite Efficiency: Labour. The first phase involved a guest architecture and design studio, Aberrant Architecture, collaborating with students to transform the Herbert Read Gallery into a stage for (in)efficient work. Once built, the transformed gallery hosted a number of live performances, videos and other time-based projects presented by a group of international artists interested in situations and models of unprofitable, futile or ineffective work.

Design: Rafa Prada
Publisher: Herbert Read Gallery
April, 2015, English
21 X 29.7 cm, soft cover, 56 pages
The Biennale de Montréal 2014 Reader

L’avenir (looking forward)

The BNLMTL 2014 Reader includes curatorial texts by Gregory Burke and Peggy Gale; a fiction by Mark von Schlegell; a text by artist and theorist Amanda Beech; a collectively-authored essay by Erik Bordeleau, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Toni Pape, Ronald Rose-Antoinette, Adam Szymanski and Alanna Thain; a discussion between artist/curator Gean Moreno and cultural theorist Benjamin H. Bratton; and an essay by artists Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens which contextualizes their recent video installation The Golden USB, commissioned by La Biennale de Montréal for BNLMTL 2014 and presented in collaboration with VOX, Centre de l’image contemporaine. The catalogue also includes an illustration section which presents the works of the biennial participants.

Editor: Sylvie Fortin

Texts by: Sylvie Fortin, Gregory Burke; Peggy Gale; Mark von Schlegell; Amanda Beech; Erik Bordeleau, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Toni Pape, Ronald Rose-Antoinette, Adam Szymanski and Alanna Thain; Gean Moreno and Benjamin H. Bratton; and Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens.

Graphic Design: Uniform
Produced by La Biennale de Montréal in collaboration with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
2015, French and English
12.8 X 19 cm, soft cover, 238 pages

There are two published versions: a free pdf version downloadable here and a limited-edition printed version.
Putting Rehearsals to the Test
Practices of Rehearsal in Fine Arts, Film, Theater, Theory, and Politics

Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer, Constanze Ruhm (Eds.)

Although the format of the rehearsal is used across a number of disciplines-film and theater as well as fine arts-it has been scarcely considered in historical and contemporary art discourses. With this in mind, Putting Rehearsals to the Test investigates the role and function of the rehearsal as a methodology, modus operandi, medium, site of representation, and reflection on processes of artistic production. As the contributions in this book show, practices of rehearsal put those procedures-sometimes joyful, sometimes troublesome but structurally productive-into the foreground to replace given conventions and regulations with new forms and rules. Shaping working processes (the in-the-making) and products (the making-of) without defined aims and ends, artists, activists, and theorists working with strategies of rehearsal focus on moments of contingency, interruption, recommencement, irregular repetition, uncertainty, and failure within existing systems. Practices of rehearsal, in attempting to transform asymmetric labor divisions, appear as links between aesthetic judgment and social or institutional critique. This book is a critical and timely reappraisal of the methodologies of the rehearsal, and makes a claim for the aesthetic and political potential in the unfinished project.

Contributions by Rainer Bellenbaum, Vincent Bonin, Sabeth Buchmann, José M. Bueso, Kathrin Busch, Stefanie Diekmann, Kai van Eikels, Stephan Geene, Richard Ibghy, Ekkehard Knörer, Eva Könnemann, Ilse Lafer, Christine Lang, Susanne Leeb, Marilou Lemmens, Achim Lengerer, Annemarie Matzke, Jenny Nachtigall, Silke Otto-Knapp, Avital Ronell, Constanze Ruhm, Martin Jörg Schäfer, Dorothea Walzer.

Published by Sternberg Press

Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, vol. 19
Design by Surface
August 2016, English
16.5 x 22 cm, 256 pages, 3 b/w and 23 color ill.
ISBN 978-3-95679-211-3
When the Guests Are Not Looking

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens

When the Guests Are Not Looking is an extended project consisting of a publication and a series of performances centered on the title character of Denis Diderot’s dialogue Rameau’s Nephew (1762-1777). In the character of the nephew, Diderot presents a hero of indiscipline, a buffoon and an idler, a subject who operates in the margins of the Enlightenment, a period that is at the root of our contemporary obsession with work and productivity.

The publication consists in a set of index cards each including a drawing as well as a written description of a performance. The performances reflect the spontaneous and irreverent behaviour of the Nephew in Diderot’s book. They constitute open scenarios that have the qualities of ephemerality, of pointlessness, of a gust of wind.

Published by Horse and Sparrow Editions

ISBN: 9780988117013
14 cm x 20.3 cm, 24 pages, 24 ills.
Printed on a risograph machine
August 2016, English
The Imaginary Reader

Edited by Marie Nerland

The Imaginary Reader is both an anthology of commissioned texts by a variety of writers, artists, critics, art historians and philosophers and an exhibition in the form of a book with several artworks. The final section of the book presents a series of texts about some of the art projects in the Volt programme Imagining Commons, which lasted twelve days in June in Bergen in 2015 with exhibitions, performances, a 24-hour camp, conversations and lectures.

The book is meant as a stimulus to thinking about the imaginary and the relationship between fiction and reality. By way of artworks, experimental texts and reflections it offers a range of angles and ideas that it is up to the reader to take up and explore further. To imagine something is already to start a process; to acknowledge the limitations of a situation and at the same time to initiate a change. The Imaginary Reader explores different aspects of the imaginary - the political imagination, the imaginary in art and art production, imaginary projects, the lack of and the need for the imaginary.

Řystein Aasan, aiPotu, Andreas Angelidakis, BADco., Erick Beltrán & Bernardo Ortiz, Milena Bonilla, Michel de Broin, Barbara Casavecchia, Daniela Cascella, Jan Christensen, Phil Coy, Bojana Cvejic & Ana Vujanovic, Judith Dybendal, Mette Edvardsen, Espen Sommer Eide, Tom Engels, Jan Freuchen, Stian Gabrielsen, Dora García, Andrea Geyer, Pedro Gómez-Egańa, Avery F. Gordon, Ane Graff, Luis Guerra, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Johannes Heldén, Vlatka Horvat, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Institutt for Farge, Dimitris Ioannou, Ivana Ivkovic, Marte Johnslien, Cecilia Jonsson, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Brandon LaBelle, John Lely, Per-Oskar Leu, Lewis & Taggart, Isabell Lorey, Young Lunde, Kristin Nordhřy, Linn Pedersen, plan b, Alexandra Pirici, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Hans Rosenström, Andreas Schlaegel, Ingerid S. Straume, Jon Benjamin Tallerĺs, Hans E. Thorsen, Čve K. Tremblay, Synnřve Marie Vik, Jacob Wren, Icaro Zorbar

Design: Erik Johan Worsře Eriksen

Published by Volt
ISBN 978-82-303-2814-9
Pages: 240
Hardcover: 24 x 33 cm
2016, English
To Refuse/To Wait/To Sleep


Edited by Lorna Brown

A publication that documents the presentation of To refuse/To wait/To sleep and M&A at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, beginning on January 12, 2017, and continuing until complete.

To refuse/To wait/To sleep and M&A bring together work by Goldin+Senneby, Melanie Gilligan, Gabrielle Hill, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Marianne Nicolson and Raqs Media Collective to investigate belief and prediction in economic models, precarious labour and illicit and marginalized markets. Speculative and experimental, their work tests models, forecasts futures and examines histories of exchange and the limits of productivity. In the context of knowledge-based economies, student debt and the outsourcing of intellectual labour, the exhibition aims to draw forth dialogues about how we imagine individual and collective futures in the “new normal.”
Works by Melanie Gilligan, Goldin+Senneby, Gabrielle Hill, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Marianne Nicolson and Raqs Media Collective are featured in an essay by curator Lorna Brown; Jamie Hilder contributes an essay about KP Brehmer; and Maria Lind’s conversation with Goldin+Senneby is offered in the form of a libretto by Pamela Carter.
Contributors: Lorna Brown, Jamie Hilder, Maria Lind, and Pamela Carter. 

Design: Derek Barnett, Information Office

Published by Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
ISBN 978-0-88865-265-2
112 pages, 20.5 x 27 cm, full colour, hardcover
2017, English
Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens -  Each Number Equals One
Inhalation and One Exhalation

A booklet that documents the presentation of Each Number Equals One Inhalation and One Exhalation (2016-17) at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York.

The publication includes individual images of selected sculptures in the series as well as a commissioned text by Gregory Volk.

Essay by Gregory Volk.
Published by Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
n.p., 14 x 21.5 cm, full colour
2017, English
small format

Vol. 10, Fall, 2017

This volume focuses on the themes and ideas within the exhibition On Documentary Abstraction. Each contribution in this volume - by guest curator Racheal Rakes and artists Torkwase Dyson, Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens - addresses expanded forms of visual abstraction and draws connections between history, politics and abstract forms.

With texts by Torkwase Dyson, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, and Rachael Rakes.

Design: Hello Gusto

Published by ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami, Florida
n.p., 14 x 21.5 cm, monochrome
2017, English
I stood before the source

Letters & Handshakes

A micropublication accompaning the exhibition I stood before the source, curated by Letters & Handshakes and presented at Blackwood Gallery from October 16 to December 3, 2016.

The publication features the commissioned essay, Opaque Epiphanies, by Alberto Toscano, an excerpt by David Harvey, a curatorial text by Letters & Handshakes, project statements, artist biographies, and full colour illustrations throughout.

With texts by David Harvey, Letters & Handshakes, and Alberto Toscano.

Design: Matthew Hoffman
Published by University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada
39 pages, 16.5 x 22.8 cm, full colour
2016, English

The publication is downloadable from here, free of charge.

Catalog / Catálogo XIII Bienal de Cuenca

Cristóbal Zapata, Editor

The catalog of the XIII edition ¨Impermanencia: The mutation of art in a materialist society¨, a curatorial proposal developed by the US Commissioner Dan Cameron that took place between November 25, 2016 and February 5, 2017.

The result of a laborious work of editing, this bilingual publication is not only a record of the works exhibited, but includes photographic documents of the educational project implemented in the XIII Biennial, considered the largest in history by the number of venues (20) where the works of 60 artists were displayed.

The catalog, organized by venues, each of which is the object of a brief historical review, is also, in the words of its editor and Director of the Biennial, Cristóbal Zapata, "a small guide to the historical center of Cuenca, the possibility of reviving for those who saw it, or to reconstruct for those who could not go through the nomadic and aesthetic experience that the exhibition entailed ".

Contributors: Cristóbal Zapata, Dan Cameron, Andrés Duprat, Ricardo Visentini, Christian G. Gallegos, and Luis Camnitzer.

Design: Juan Pablo Ortega and Graphisum

Published by Bienal de Cuenca
ISBN 978-9942-22-161-2
333 pages, 23.3 x 31 cm, full colour, hardcover
2017, Spanish and English
Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens