On Saturday, June 19th, artist Ibrahim Mahama will speak about the values that have shaped his pioneering practice—a material investigation into labor, globalization, economics, and production. Mahama will share his insights into social engagement and discuss his role as founder of the Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art, located in his hometown of Tamale in northern Ghana. The SCCA is the first contemporary art space of its scale in Ghana, and its activities include educational programs for school children, an artist residency, and an exhibition program. The project is an unprecedented step towards creating structural support for contemporary art and culture within Ghana.
A discussion will follow with Callie’s artist-in-residence Isabel Lewis, the founder of The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices. Mahama and Lewis will discuss their respective trajectories and approaches to founding artist-run institutions.
This lecture is hosted in collaboration with Galerie Wedding.
Registration is required using the form below.
Please note that the event starts promptly at 17:00. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to allow time on-site to check your registration.