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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