Aloha Spirit - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Hawai‘i
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, David Behlke, Jennifer Karch Verzè, Gigi Manawis, Joshua T.K. Tengan
The artistic reportage of a unique archipelago: “the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean,” in the words of American writer Mark Twain. Beauty, poetry and wonder reflected in the 150 works of this collection that captures the creativity of Hawaii: tradition, charm, vision, in a rich and varied wealth of inspiration, experimentation, artistic solutions, visual and mental questions and responses. A collection that is at once an inimitable microcosm of Hawaiian art to present to the world, and a kaleidoscopic example of the spirit of wealth in diversity, characteristic of Imago Mundi. A constellation of styles that illuminate the ocean of Art.
Aloha Spirit. Contemporary Artists from Hawai‘i is an Imago Mundi collection, a cultural, democratic, global, non-profit project, promoted by Luciano Benetton with the aim of creating the widest possible mapping of the different contemporary artistic experiences of our world. In Imago Mundi, each country is represented by the works of established artists and new talents, commissioned with the maximum freedom of expression, whose only constraint is the 10x12 cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project