Ibrahim Mahama and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University
New Work Project Grant
Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for an ambitious new site-specific installation by Ibrahim Mahama, entitled “Post No Bill,” at the Broad MSU. This presentation will be Mahama’s first major work in a US museum.
In his home country of Ghana, the artist has daringly occupied civic spaces with large scale draped works constructed from reclaimed jute sacks and fabric offcuts from Ghana’s trading markets. In this context, Mahama’s interventions are stark interjections into the fabric of everyday life, transforming ordinary yet remarkably resilient materials into objects of contemplation. (Excerpt and images below selected from grant proposal. All works are copyright of the artist.)