Mauritania / Gambia: African Magic - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Mauritania / The Gambia
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Enrico Mascelloni, Sebastian Toussier, Didier Martin, Khaled Moulay Idriss
On its long journey to intercept and collect the new African vision, Imago Mundi reaches the western coast of the continent to present the works - more than 140 paintings – of the artists of Mauritania and The Gambia. Artists of extraordinary talent who have in common the marginalization of their work but who have decided with strength, passion and vision to emerge from the side-lines to face the world and assert their own identity, their own inventiveness. And to give us all, intact, the African magic and new aesthetics that are essential to contemporary art in the era of economic globalization and technology.
Mauritania / Gambia: African Magic 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