Untitled - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Art from Afghanistan
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Aman Mojadidi, Rahraw Omarzad
A journey through contemporary Afghan art. 142 paintings, the work of established and emerging artists. Painters, graphic artists, miniaturists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, poets, who together bear witness to the extraordinary strength and freedom of artistic expression even in the uncertainty of a tormented country, struggling with the old and new devastation, both material and psychological, of a conflict that prevents the design of a future. Suggestions, inspirations, creative allusions that alongside the traditional symbols - the burqa, the sport of buzkashi, poets and saints, the Buddhas of Bamiyan, landscapes, scenes of the markets - inspire new energetic, colourful, vital visions, opposing an unstable future and, as such, still Untitled.
Unititled. Contemporary Art from Afghanistan 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 10 x 12 cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project