Nostalgia - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Maryam Beydoun, Mohammed Hafiz
Over 140 works brought together in a unique and surprising visual story revealed for the first time in this Imago Mundi collection. New social and cultural experiences, transformations both large and small, symbolic and tangible, that the Saudi artists - men and many women: painters, calligraphers, conceptual artists and mural artists - are embracing and amplifying with courage, achieving an increasingly significant space in the world of contemporary art. The artwork is an original, irrepressible, young and extraordinary expression of a creative force engaged in exploring the ideas and issues rooted in the Arab culture, but it does so by creating a discussion and taking a critical look at the world.
NOSTALGIA. Contemporary Artists from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 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.