Katonimana - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Fiji and the Solomon Islands
Imago mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Peni Cavuilagi and Rosa Maria Falvo
Over 140 works that tell the story of the past and the future of the art of an extraordinary archipelago - more than 330 islands lying in the area between Australia and Hawaii - a melting pot of people with different cultures, traditions, identities, languages. Traditional and more contemporary art that address local and global themes and problems: the eternal beauty of nature alongside the upheavals of climate change; the charm of ancient ceremonies lost in the mists of time and the irrepressible social conscience of the new generations. A great repertoire of materials, as well as styles, ideas of beauty and inspiration, that testify to the creativity and imagination of these island artists who, despite differences and distances, continue to be linked by the common ocean that holds them together as a great community.
Katonimana. Contemporary Artists from Fiji and the Solomon Islands 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 10x12 cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project