South Africa: 10 x 12 @ SA - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from South Africa
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Nadja Daehnke, Derric van Rensburg
The different colours of the South African rainbow, highlighted by the works of 211 artists, often far apart in age, training, cultural experience, career progression. An extraordinary artistic potential that is embodied in this unique collection with a variety of techniques - from oil to acrylic, from wool and silk to materials in everyday use - and subjects: social and personal themes, intimate human loneliness and universal nature, the harshness of living conditions and echoes of revolution. "We are all meant to shine," said Mandela in his inaugural speech of 1994. Art can help us shed some light: on ourselves and those around us.
South Africa: 10 x 12 @ SA 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 10 x 12 cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project