Manchester International Festival: Parliament of Ghosts \

We are proud to be collaborating with Ibrahim Mahama on the Parliament of Ghosts exhibition at Manchester International Festival this year.

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.

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.

Read about the event here.

Friday 5 July - Sunday 21 July 2019
10:00 - 17:00
The Whitworth
Oxford Road
M15 6ER

Booking not required.

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