MIF19 World Premiere: This installation reflects on the half-forgotten history of Ibrahim Mahama’s home country of Ghana, whose journey from British colony to independent nation was completed barely 60 years ago.
The heart of Parliament of Ghosts is a haunting assemblage of lost objects, rescued and repurposed to form a vast parliamentary chamber in the heart of the Whitworth. Abandoned train seats and faded railway sleepers, scrapped school furniture and documents from governmental archives: Mahama lends powerful new context to this residue from a nation in transition. Also encompassing photography, painting, sculpture, images and film, Parliament of Ghosts beautifully evokes the histories and memories of a country and its people asserting their independence.
The exhibition will be on 5 July – 29 September, and there is also the following event.
In Conversation: Ibrahim Mahama
Thursday 11 July, 7.30-8.15pm
Free, no need to book
Please arrive early as places for this event are limited
Join them for a unique In Conversation with artist Ibrahim Mahama and Alistair Hudson, Director of the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery.
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