Ibrahim Mahama: Out of Bounds
(Venecia, Italia, Mayo – Noviembre 2015)
56ª Bienal de Venecia; Arsenal de Venecia
Out of Bounds, 2015 is the name of Ibrahim Mahama’s intervention in the Arsenale, in which he covered the two sides of the outdoor corridor with brown fabric expanses coarsely woven from jute fiber sacks, commonly used in Ghana’s open air markets for trading of commodities like cocoa. Displaying the names of owners, companies, and products, Mahama’s impressive, space-altering work is like an architectural skin or a living organism, bearing signs of Ghanian commerce, globalization and labor, including frequently exploited migrant workers.