EXHIBITION – Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection MAP OF THE NEW ART
SAVE THE DATE 31 August 2015 in Venice
LOCATION – Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
In the current climate of arrested utopias, attacks on cultural heritage, assaults on imagination and knowledge, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton’s global art project, comes to Venice to propose an art without borders that breaks the silence, goes beyond differences, pushes forward civilization. The exhibition MAP OF THE NEW ART includes collections from more than 40 nations and native peoples representing the five continents: 10×12 cm artworks by almost 7,000 artists. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 31 August in Venice (in conjunction with the 56th Art Biennale and the 2015 Venice Film Festival), at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, and will remain open until 1 November 2015. Under the aegis of the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Imago Mundi today represents a democratic, collective and global project that looks to new artistic horizons. North and South, East and West, historically opposed and divided countries dialogue with each other in the name of Art: by the end of 2015 over 100 nations and native peoples, more than 20,000 artists, will be involved in the project. Imago Mundi promotes them internationally through catalogues, the web platform imagomundiart.com and participation in events and exhibitions in collaboration with private and public institutions across the world: from Venice (Biennale 2013) to Senegal (Dak’Art Off 2014), from Rome (Museo Carlo Bilotti, 2014/2015) to New Orleans (NOMA, 2014/2015), from Vienna (Belvedere & Winter Palace, 2015) to Turin (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, open until 21 June, 2015).
MAP OF THE NEW ART – Exhibition Opening August 31 2015
The Exhibition includes collection from more than 40 nations and native people representing the five continents – Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia (Aboriginal Artists), Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Bushmen from Kalahari, Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, CROATIA, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Mexico, Nigeria, North American Indigenous Artists, North Korea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syria, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailandia, Tibet, Tunisia, Uganda and United States.
Luciano Benetton IMAGO MUNDI Collection seeks to unite our world in the name of a common artistic experience that differs from those offered by conventional methods and platforms for exhibition. The collection has been assembled without purchase, through the voluntary participation of artists, and is based on the principle the Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus, developed in order to classify organisms – now the universally accepted method of naming plants. “Ideas, meanings and inspirations are not monopolized products, but fluid and evolving expressions born of interaction and communication between East and West, North and South, and through the convergence of cultural experience,” says Luciano Benetton. “We look to the new frontiers of art – personalities, countries, emerging languages and different cultures – to foster openness towards the world and the coexistence of expressive diversity.”– concludes Mr Luciano Benetton.
Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection (some of the Artistic Work)
IMAGO MUNDI – Luciano Benetton Collection