Lines in the Sand - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Art from Pakistan
Imago mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Aman Mojadidi and Salima Hashmi
An unprecedented exploration of Pakistan through the talent of its artists, young creatives alongside well-known names in a collection of 210 works. The portrait of a vibrant creative community fighting to achieve the recognition it deserves, an ambition Imago Mundi wishes to support in the belief that awareness of this extraordinary art scene can help Pakistan to go beyond its turbulent history, navigate its unstable present and build a true identity through the arts.
The caravan of contemporary Pakistani art is on the move. It has far to travel, but, in the words of Muhammad Iqbal, the spiritual father of this land, “The reward for going is beauty / Love is the origin, beauty is the outcome.”
Lines in the Sand. Contemporary Art from Pakistan 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