Republic of the Congo: Breaking the Boundaries - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from the Republic of the Congo
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Fabrizio Dal Santo, Olivier Job IKAMA, Enrico Mascelloni
140 extraordinary works, vibrant and sincere, that give voice to the inspirations, trends and traditions of contemporary painting in the Republic of Congo; one of the most highly urbanized countries of sub-Saharan Africa, but also the land of the Pygmies, the oldest ethnic group now confined to the great forests of the North. A collection in which styles, characters, materials, aesthetics and languages combine in a figurative palimpsest capable of breaking the boundaries and giving life to a new vision, a new dimension and a new chance to show and express reality.
Republic of the Congo: Breaking the Boundaries. Contemporary Artists from the Republic of the Congo 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