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‘They are jute sacks used for the transportation of food and commodities in Ghana, specifically cocoa. They are produced in Southeast Asia with an intense amount of labour. I was first of all drawn to this material in terms of “the common”: In Ghana almost every home has it. It has a lot of uses. When you take a bus on a rainy day and you need to clean the mud off your feet there is a jute sack there to do that work. If there is a fire you can quench it with a wet jute sack.' – Ibrahim Mahama
Acquired at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, London, June 28, 2019
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

May 12, 2022

Collector Spotlight - Serge Tiroche, Israel | ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA | Adenike Cosgrove