Traces of the Past, Signs of the Future - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Epa Binamungu, Nathan Kiwere, Osei G. Kofi, Feisal Osman
A journey through the contemporary art of a part of our world where there are still exciting discoveries to be made. 211 paintings by artists of all ages and backgrounds, who have grown up in the all-encompassing, fiery light of the sunsets of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Small paintings in which ancestral emotions and modern sensations, ancient traditions, contemporary outlooks and glimpses of the future peacefully coexist. Amid the figurative and the abstract, landscapes, richly coloured animals, events, the daily lives of men and women, these unique works of art bring us - along with the winds of the future that are moving through the plateaus, rivers and great forests - the Africa of today; a metaphor of history, hope for life and the future.
Traces of the Past, Signs of the Future 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