Luciano Benetton of the Fondazione Benetton Studi e Ricerche, Treviso, Italy has launched a unique project to collect works of art by established and emerging artists from countries all around the world. Imago Mundi, is a non-profit, cultural, democratic and global project that looks to the new frontiers of art – personalities, countries, emerging landscapes, languages and different cultures – to foster openness towards the world and new horizons and the coexistence of expressive diversity.
The Imago Mundi Project has already complied over 43 collections in 71 countries (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania) and goal is to collect 10,000 works of art by artists from every country in the world by 2016. The art will be exhibited around the world, catalogued and showcased on the Imago Mundi website.
The Imago Mundi project is now documenting the creative, artistic and social ferment of Canada in two major art collections: Eastern and Western Canada for a total with 210 works each. The Imago Mundi Western Canada Collection is coming to Vancouver and all artists are invited to participate! Western Canada has enthusiastically embraced the project with artists, institutions, organizations, schools and universities actively taking part in the development of the project.
All professional, non-professional, emerging artist’s and students are welcome to participate. Submission is free. Participation is on a voluntary basis, without financial award. Open to artists who are citizens or permanent residents of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories.
An 850 page catalogue will be produced by the Luciano Benetton Collection in Italian and English with full colour photographs of the front and back of the art works. A full biography of the artists will accompany the works in the catalogue and website portal http://www.imagomundiart.com/home/.
Three critical essays will be included, along with a text by Luciano Benetton. Check out all the catalogues at http://fabricashop.myshopify.com/collections/all/imago-mundi and watch the video of Luciano Benetton at the exhibition at the Biennale of Venice 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oDwkmnKbxg.
Theme: Maximum freedom of expression, any theme.
Format: 10 x 12 cm (3.9″ x 4.7”) We supply the specially made canvases upon acceptance of the project. You supply the artwork.
Media: Open – Painting, printing, drawing, photography, sculpture, collage, printmaking, mixed media, textile, ceramic, installation or any other visual art form can be submitted. Special supports will be given for sculpture, carving, construction, ceramic, assemblage, mixed media, craft and design.
Requirements: A brief artist bio/statement with lists of exhibitions and curriculum – up to 200 words. The back of the work must indicate your full name, the title of the work, date and location.
To register: email photos of artwork and website to: Jennifer Karch Verzè, Curator, Imago Mundi Project at email@example.com and an official letter and canvas will be sent to you.
Delivery Deadline: Final date August 2015. Arrangements for the pick- Aratistsup of the works are done personally with the Curator.
For further information contact: Jennifer Karch Verzè, Curator, Imago Mundi Project at firstname.lastname@example.org or https: https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagomundijkv/