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Ibrahim Mahama at White Cube Hong Kong

Ibrahim Mahama
Half of a Yellow Sun
Apr 8 – May 14, 2022

White Cube Hong Kong
50 Connaught Road, Central 
Hong Kong
+852 2592 2000
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm

White Cube is pleased to present Half of a Yellow Sun by Ibrahim Mahama, his first exhibition in Hong Kong and Greater China. Featuring a selection of new fabric paintings, the works explore the history of materials, commerce and cultural identity. 

The exhibition title is taken from a novel by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie which focuses on the Nigerian-Biafran War in the late 1960s, while the individual works are inspired by the 1970s catalogue of songs by Fela Kuti, the Pan-Africanist musician and political activist. For Mahama, this period of independence from colonial British rule across Africa and the ensuing turmoil, has long been a source of inspiration. As the artist states: ‘this is an African story, with ideas of freedom beyond the chaos.’

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