Ivory Coast: The Return of the Elephants - Imago Mundi


Contemporary Artists from the Ivory Coast
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection

Texts by Luciano Benetton, Maria Laura Mascelloni, Mimi Errol, Patrick Yapo Yapo (Yapaud)

A bright and airy collection, illuminated by all the joy of living that for each of these artists from the Ivory Coast is Art. A colourful mosaic of 140 paintings, which - amid African Art Brut and Western inspiration, committed negritude and intellectual short circuits, arte povera and abstract art –reflects all the creative force, the magical dimension, ideas and different cultures of a country, a junction of peoples in the West African landscape. Observing a Grebo mask from the Ivory Coast, Picasso came to define one of the most important concepts in modern art: to translate a form you can use expressions that bear no relation to it.

Ivory Coast: The Return of the Elephants 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.

www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project.

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