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      September 26, 2019

      Thursday   5:10 PM

      603 East Liberty
      Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

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      Ibrahim Mahama

      Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

      Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanaian artist who considers the ways in which capital and labor are expressed in common materials through large-scale installations. In Occupation Series, Mahama focused on the jute sacks that are synonymous with the trade markets of Ghana where he lives and works. Fabricated in Southeast Asia, the sacks are imported by the Ghana Cocoa Boards to transport cocoa beans and eventually end up as multi-functional objects, used for the transportation of food, charcoal, and other commodities. Often exploring the potentialities and failures of modernity, Mahama’s work uses materials and forms that present us with alternative perspectives through which to view the conditions of contemporary society, labor, and the “politics of the hand.” His most recent work, A Straight Line Through the Carcass of History, has also dealt with forms related to the second world war and bacteria life.

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