5 July 2019 to 29 September 2019
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.

For further information, click here.

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