Thailand: Spiritual & Material - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Thailand
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Neeraj Ajmani, Tawatchai Somkong
Buddhist traditions and Western influences; personal experiences and collective memories; material consistency and lightness of colours. 150 works by established masters and young emerging artists that harmoniously propel us into the creative universe of contemporary Thailand, universally known as the land of smiles, but also a land of contrasts: spiritual, cultural, existential. In the global but fragmented world of today, the critical comparison with Western cultural models and modernity appears to be spurring Thai artists towards the search for, and proposal of, their vision of identity and citizenship.
Thailand: Spiritual & Material 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