Somalia: Art of Hope - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Somalia
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Abdi Latif Dahir, Abdulmalik Mabellini, Peter Osman
A visual culture supressed by the warlords for twenty years is revealed for the first time in this new Imago Mundi collection. Almost 150 artworks with a 10x12cm format interpreting the hope for a better, freer society. Like the prehistoric rock paintings and engravings, animals and symbols, rediscovered in the caves of the northern part of the Horn of Africa, these contemporary works remind us that art flourishes even in discomfort and insecurity. And, above all, that beauty can brighten our lives with hope.
Somalia: Art of Hope 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