Saminiatures - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Sami Artists
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Marlene Wisuri and an interview with the curators: Guja Mabellini, Marlene Wisuri, Lars Nordby, Tina Sovkina
One hundred and forty artworks, fruit of the creativity of Sami artists, illustrate the culture, spirit, style, customs and traditions of this ancient people, alongside the challenges faced by this ethnically compact community, divided between Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and North America, such as climate change and keeping pace with modernity without sacrificing their values. A collection that is a clear representation of a world and a geographical and mental landscape: an invitation to stop to reflect seriously on where, and at what speed, we are going.
Saminiatures. Contemporary Sami 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