Ibrahim Mahama’s Textile Transformation of the Barbican Centre

Ibrahim Mahama Purple Hibiscus

Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama has transformed the Barbican Centre in London with his large-scale public art installation. Purple Hibiscus, made of 2,000 square meters of woven cloth, envelops the lakeside facade of the brutalist building in vibrant shades of pink and purple. Ibrahim Mahama, inspired by the dull surroundings of grey concrete, decided to inject […]

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