Kazakhstan: No Silk Way - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Kazakhstan
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Enrico Mascelloni, Valeria Ibraeva
A repertoire of 140 works by different artists that effectively express the aesthetic dimension – but also the true dimensions – of a vast and sparsely populated country, a natural bridge between Europe and the Far East, a key player in the great social and economic transformations of the post-Soviet space.
This is a varied and multi-directional mosaic of styles, ideologies, methods, trends and individualism that articulates the contemporary pictorial landscape of Kazakhstan through the work of its artists. With the Imago Mundi collection, the Kazakh artists journey, in a kind of contemporary artistic nomadism, along the boundary between East and West, local and global, imaginary and real.
Kazakhstan: No Silk Way. Contemporary Artists from Kazakhstan 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