Ojo Andino Bolivia - Imago Mundi
Bolivian Contemporary Artists
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Pedro Querejazu Leyton, Stefania Malacchini
Imago Mundi’s new collection is dedicated to Bolivia, an enchanted land, where the lagoons shimmer with jade, sapphire and ruby, and deserts are reminiscent of lunar landscapes – today Bolivia is a country marching towards a future where it will not, however, be easy to preserve harmony between nature, progress, and indigenous identity.
This collection – 106 Bolivian artists, including painters, designers, photographers, sculptors, textile artists, ceramic artists, video artists, performers and graphic artists – seems to provide an affirmative answer to the question of whether – in a world of global communication, of an increasingly homogeneous culture – there is still space for cross-communication between different communities and cultural traditions, while maintaining the specificity and the differences of each one.
Ojo Andino Bolivia. Bolivian Contemporary Artists 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