Barbarians and Poets - Imago Mundi


Contemporary Artists from Belgium
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection

Texts by Luciano Benetton, Marianne Van Boxelaere, Raphaël Sachsenberg

A new Imago Mundi collection that illustrates Belgium and its richness of expression through the works of 151 artists. Established artists or emerging young talents, men and women, francophones and Dutch speakers, artists born in Belgium or whose roots lie elsewhere. With their works they allude, evoke, convey, represent, embellish, provoke, torment, lacerate. And, above all, they reflect the vitality and diversity of Belgian creativity: dreams and needs, inspirations and aspirations, distant and intimate visions. As Magritte said, “a scholar with a microscope sees much more than we do. But there is a moment, a point, in which he too has to stop. Well, it is at that point that the poetry begins for me.”

Barbarians and Poets. Contemporary Artists from Belgium 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. is the web platform of the entire project

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