Milan - Exhibition

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi presents: Ibrahim Mahama. A Friend

Caselli Daziari (Tollgates), Porta Venezia, Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan, 4

02 Apr 201914 Apr 2019

Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama is the author of the monumental installation for the two neoclassical tollgates of Porta Venezia, commissioned and presented by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi with the collaboration of miart, in the framework of 2019 Milan Art Week.

The installation, consisting of jute sacks wrapping Porta Venezia, highlights the importance of this landmark, a border between some of the many multiethnic neighborhoods of the city. “A Friend” follows in the line of the others monumental interventions in major international exhibitions by the artist; recalling the ancient function of the gateway as place of trade and exchange, it reflects upon the concept of threshold and calls into question compelling issues such as migration, globalization and the circulation of good and people.

 

  • Ibrahim Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama, "Out of Bounds", 2014-2015, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2015, installation view, Courtesy the artist and Apalazzogallery

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Destination: Milan
Where: Caselli Daziari (Tollgates), Porta Venezia, Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, 20124, Milan
Type: Press Preview
Admission: Press Pass

Press preview of the installation

Destination: Milan
Where: Caselli Daziari (Tollgates), Porta Venezia, Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, 20124, Milan
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

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