Swaziland / Lesotho: The Wonder of Art
Contemporary Artists from South Africa
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Aleta Armstrong, Peter Armstrong, Mbongeni Dlamini, Enrico Mascelloni
An alternative journey in an Africa a world away from the usual stereotypes. A surprising vision of the language of art of Swaziland and Lesotho, two small countries nestled within the Republic of South Africa. 140 small canvasses by contemporary artists that bring light and colour to beautiful lands and unexpected landscapes. Soft highlands, green hills and snow-capped peaks form the backdrop to a reflection that weaves its way among ancient African symbolism and north European figurativism, homages to Western artists, contributions ranging from design to fashion. A hybrid art in rapid evolution, like everything across contemporary Africa.
Swaziland / Lesotho: The Wonder of Art 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