Supernatural - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Aka Bayaka Pygmy Artists
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Paolo Prina, Enrico Mascelloni
One hundred and forty 10x12 cm works of extraordinary purity, fruit of the creativity of Aka Bayaka Pygmy artists of the Central African Republic. Imago Mundi is proud to present a collection that is one of its kind and which, for the first time, pays homage to the richness, the dignity and the value of a culture (not only artistic) that is distant and unknown. A collection of small masterpieces in which men and women engaged in a difficult transition open to us all the door of the great forest, their home, to invite us to remember, in our hi-tech era of intrusive social communication and global homogenisation, feelings that are at once profound and intuitive. So that we may understand what we can still learn that it is useful for our lives.
Supernatural. Contemporary Aka Bayaka Pygmy 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