May 18, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

Imago Mundi - Praestigium Italia

Imago Mundi


Imago Mundi - Praestigium Italia
"Praestigium has its origins in a pride for our prestigious roots, but intends to be, above all, the proud representation of our possible future, be it artistic, social or moral. The commitment, sensitivity and courage to look ahead, the spirit of discovery of our artists, are signs of an Italian positivity which we send to the world." Luciano Benetton          The exhibition, together with the two catalogues (210 artists each, strictly in alphabetical order), portrays Italian creativity in the cities and the provinces, it offers the artistic sensibility of women all the space it deserves and puts on canvas the country as it is today, problems included, from the economic crisis to social uncertainties.

Imago Mundi showcases contemporary Italian art. The works of 420 artists - maestros and talented young painters, but also architects, designers, photographers, publicists, musicians, actors – brought together in the two volumes of the collection curated by Luca Beatrice to compose a vibrant and generous mosaic that criss-crosses the Bel Paese from north to south and from east to west.

Commitment, sensitivity, spirit of discovery and the courage to look ahead: with pride in an unrepeatable tradition its starting point, Praestigium is above all the extraordinary representation of a future. A new artistic, social and moral vision that Italy can and must show to the world.

Luca Beatrice, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Luciano Benetton at the opening of Imago Mundi - Praestigium Italia exhibition at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Flash Mob during the opening of the Collection PRAESTIGIUM ITALIA at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, May 18 2015.
A special emotional and unconventional moment organized by the Artist Sabrina Rocca involved in the Italian collection, with her Aaart crew!

Credits: Story

Luciano Benetton

Curated by
Luca Beatrice

In collaboration with
Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche

Exhibition design
Tobia Scarpa

Staging and visual communication

Organizing secretary
Valentina Granzotto

Exhibition texts
Pietro Valdatta

External relations
Martina Fornasaro

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