Exhibition

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Parliament of Ghosts

5 Jul 2019 – 21 Jul 2019

Event times

10am-5pm daily, except 10am-9pm Thur

Cost of entry

Free

The Whitworth

Manchester
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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This major installation reflects on the half-forgotten history of Ibrahim Mahama’s home country: Ghana, whose journey from British colony to independent nation was completed barely 60 years ago.

About

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 painting, sculpture, photography and film, Parliament of Ghosts beautifully evokes the histories and memories of a country and its people asserting their independence.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and the Whitworth, The University of Manchester.

Exhibiting artists

Ibrahim Mahama

Taking part

Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival

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