Rubbish & ReasonHere’s a link to a review of this exhibition that’s on at Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum until July 11. It’s curated by former Regina resident John Hampton, and features new work by Quebec artists Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens.

The focus of the show, as you’ll discover if you click on the link, is economics. Specifically, the artists are interested in looking at how modern economic theory has been used as driver to dictate all sorts of policy debates in government and the broader discussions we typically have about who we are as individuals and how we see ourselves as a society.

No shortage of statistics exist for economists to gather, nor tools, such as graphs and models, for them to analyze the data and make policy recommendations. But because we’re talking about human beings who may not always behave in a rational manner when making consumer, investment, and other decisions, there’s still a huge amount of guesswork involved. Yet often we take all these recommendations and other observations about the state of our economy and society as gospel.

Neutral Ground is located at 201-1856 Scarth, and is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can find out more information through NG’s website.