Sudan: Aesthetic Vestiges - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Sudan
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Abdulrahman Mohamed Hassan, Moniem Hamza, Abdulmalik Mabellini
On the border between Arab-Muslim Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, North Sudan is a blend of fascinating cultures, traversed over the years by Christian-Coptic, Egyptian and European influences, creating a highly interesting ethnic, religious, linguistic and cultural contagion.
This complex cross-pollination of Islamic and Black African components, as well as reflections of ancient Nubia and Western influences, has created a particularly rich combination of forms of expression, reflected in the more than 150 10x12cm works in the Imago Mundi collection. Oils, inks, watercolours (as well as a surprising use of coffee) give life to human figures, landscapes, cities: the vibrant African colours of the south, the almost black and white tones of the north, express, and often reinvent, the impressions, the beauty and the contradictions of yesterday and today.
Sudan: Aesthetic Vestiges 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