Niger: Art in the Desert - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Niger
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Romuald Gnonlonfoun, Enrico Mascelloni
140 works revealing unusual connections and a surprising ethnography that brings to light distant social and aesthetic worlds. Small canvasses by artists of all ages that are at once artefacts of daily life, artefacts of mystical charm and expressions of a hidden and untamed imagination. Imago Mundi pays tribute to Niger, to its captivating desert landscapes, to its ancient cities, with a collection that can help us all to find an art, a spirituality, a philosophy of life which, over time, we have lost. A collection that, above all, can help the artists of this magical land in the heart of Africa, far from the sea and close to the Tropic of Cancer, to gain recognition in the world.
Niger: Art in the Desert 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