Islands - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Haiti and Jamaica
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Maria Laura Mascelloni, Lloyd D’Aguilar, Marianna Farag, Piergiacomo Faoro
Knowledge, participation and hope: the collection of 140 10x12 cm works – 88 by Haitian artists and 52 by Jamaican artists - represents an important opportunity to showcase the contemporary art of these two Caribbean islands, at once close and far apart. To bring together happiness and drama in the great creative melting pot that is art. A testament of proud vitality which reminds us, more than anything else, that artists require decent working conditions and need to be integrated into the cultural debate and the international art scene. Because for each artist, what counts above all, beyond their origins, beyond labels and changing fortunes, are integrity, ideas and the mysterious magic of the work itself.
Islands. Contemporary Artists from Haiti and Jamaica 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