In the current climate of arrested utopias, attacks on cultural heritage, assaults on imagination and knowledge, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton’s global art project, comes to Venice to propose an art without borders that breaks the silence, goes beyond differences, pushes forward civilization.
The exhibition MAP OF THE NEW ART includes collections from more than 40 nations and native peoples representing the five continents: 10×12 cm artworks by 6930 artists. On exhibition, Imago Mundi collections of Algeria, the Kalahari Bushmen, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda/Rwanda/Burundi (AFRICA); Brazil, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, the United States and Indigenous Native Americans (AMERICAS); Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Jordan, North Korea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Tibet (ASIA); Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (EUROPE); the Aboriginal artists of Australia (OCEANIA).
The exhibition wil be shown at Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy from 1st September to 1st November, 2015.
I’ll be there!
And yes – among Denmark’s 160 artists in the exhibition, you will find – me. Below is my spread in the catalogue – showing my collage (front and back!) alongside basic info. Other Danish artists include Åse Højer and Henrik Bøegh, in whose Spanish studio I’ve just had the pleasure of spending a full week brushing up on that good old intaglio feeling.