This is a feature documentary of international renowned artists Ibrahim Mahama. The founder and executive director of the Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA) has again taken up a laudable initiative.
The artiste, who recently hosted hundreds of people at the centre for the opening of the Akutia Art exhibition, has bought part of the left-to-rot Nkrumah building situated at Nyohini.
This documentary features part of Ibrahim Mahama lecture which took place at the rediscovered Nkrumah Silo (Nkrumah Voli) the presentation of Ibrahim was on the theme “finding memories within the void”
In a demoralizing ecosystem where artistes have to swim all by themselves offshore, one person has been and is trying to change the narrative. In 2019, the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama founded the Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region of Ghana.
Dr. Bernard Akoi-Jackson is an artist and writer interrogating hybrid post-colonial African identities, through ephemeral make-shift memorials and performative rituals of the mundane.
Dr. Bernard Jackson, who was also at the Ibrahim Mahama public lecture series inside Nkrumah secret ‘dungeon’ in Tamale on Friday engaged the audience briefly on the need to save art spaces and legacies lived behind by visionaries.
Ibrahim said he hopes to build a future from the history left behind by people who had a great vision about society. He believes our past if brought to this present day, can give us an opportunity to redirect our future to an amazing experience.
As a creative artist, Ibrahim Mahama did not leave out the fact that the way we think affects how we do things. This he said that, by his weird imaginations, he hopes to bring those abstract thoughts to life in his works.