Contemporary Artists from Iran
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection

Texts by Luciano Benetton, Bita Fayyazi, Vali Mahlouji

A collection of contemporary art that is also a profound, complex, contradictory and fascinating interpretation of Iranian society: 149 works that bear witness to and confirm the growing international interest in Iranian painting, photography, sculpture and illustration.
The artists are young or well established, men and women, with different personalities and expressive worlds but with a common thread: the desire to reconcile the past with a present that is poised between the desire to modernize and the will to safeguard Islamic cultural and religious traditions. It is an intricate path that unites millennialcreative energies and openness towards globality, simultaneously communicating a bond with the homeland and an aspiration for change.

Iran: 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 10x12cm format. is the web platform of the entire project

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