The Prophets (2013-2015)
Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens
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Istanbul Biennial
The Prophets is a delicate hand-made collection of small, whimsical sculptures made from everyday materials (string, bamboo sticks, wire, acetate, etc.) that renders economic graphs into makeshift models. They include concrete data and mental abstractions, law-curves and fact-curves, positions drawn in logical time and in historical time, as well as a number of other forms and procedures common to economic analyses and representation. Together, the approximately five hundred models that constitute The Prophets cut across a wide range of historical and contemporary topics of interest to economists (labour, consumption, production, taxes, savings, investments, credit and so on) to constitute a diagrammatology of economic thought.
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