Between Europe and Europe - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Belarus
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Ekaterina Kenigsberg, Enrico Mascelloni, Alexander Guryanov, Stefano Bianchi
Inspirations, aspirations, hopes and colours powerfully emerge in this volume that collects the works of 159 artists; emerging young talents and established names, who live and create in Belarus, the “terra incognita” of Svetlana Aleksievic, journalist and writer, 2015 Nobel Prize winner in Literature. A collection that portrays the lively, complex, sometimes contradictory process of opening up to the world, of internationalization, that is underway here, also in the arts. The artists of Belarus experiment; they strive and seek the common homeland of art. That beauty in things that everyone can understand. In the words of Chagall (whose real name was Moishe Segal, and was Belarus by birth), “art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.”
Between Europe and Europe. Contemporary Artists from Belarus 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