Egypt, the cradle of art - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Egyp
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Martina Corgnati, Moataz El-Safty, Oriano Mabellini
Contemporary Egyptian art through the eyes of 210 established masters and emerging talents. A complex and courageous vision, protagonist of that part of the Arab world that has developed, over time, the deepest relationship with Western art forms. Impressionism, surrealism, abstract art are entwined with a profound pursuit of the local identity, both ancient and modern. A pictorial culture that is eclectic, lively and light, but also capable of pointing a finger at the country’s contradictions, exploring forms, people, weaknesses, beliefs and hopes, with languages that speak of the future.
Egypt, the cradle of art 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 10x12cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project