Imago Mundi at Biennale

FONDAZIONE QUERINI STAMPALIA

By Imago Mundi

Exhibition "The Art of Humanity - Dakar" (MAY 10 2014 - JUN 9 2014) by The Art of Humanity - DakarImago Mundi

Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013

Imago Mundi debuted in Venice at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, as a collateral event of the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition presented collections from the United States, Japan, India, South Korea and Australia, which participated with the poetic and abstract purity of Aboriginal art.

Catalogue of the Imago Mundi Collection "Organix" (2013) by Contemporary Artists from the U.S.A.Imago Mundi

Filmmakers, video artists, photographers, illustrators, musicians, painters: a new platform of established and emerging talent confronts an ecological crisis that appears to outweigh any relevance of art or culture in our society. A collective declaration signed by 270 artists - in the name of diversity and freedom of expression - to try to discover how to deconstruct our powerful, individual identities for the sake of the larger community.

Catalogue of the Imago Mundi Collection "Painting The Dreaming" (2012) by Australian Aboriginal Paintings from the Central and Western DesertsImago Mundi

The extraordinary pictorial culture of a people hidden for too long, who use art to proudly assert the dynamism, vitality and beauty of a mystical, dreamlike tradition. The 216 works collected in this volume provide unprecedented testimony to a unique figurative poetry, a visionary journey amidst the colours of the desert landscape through the eyes of affirmed artists such as Tommy Watson or Mrs. Bennett, alongside many others who are less well known. A new abstractionism that to some extent has been overlooked in the West.

Catalogue of the Imago Mundi Collection "Contemporary Japanese Artists" (2013) by Contemporary Japanese ArtistsImago Mundi

Elegance, refinement and emotion in a mosaic that reflects a country where the harmonious wellbeing of the whole is more highly valued than individual affirmation. The small format of the works created for this collection by 207 established and emerging artists reflects a peculiarity of Japanese culture: the recognition of beauty in small things - in bonsai and haiku, just as in hi-tech - and the ability to extract the essence of things, compacting their form.

Catalogue of the Imago Mundi Collection "Flowering Cultures" (2012) by Contemporary Artists From IndiaImago Mundi

The more than 200 canvases in this volume, collected not only in India but also in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, offer a current and lively synthesis of the contemporary figurative poetics of the subcontinent, of its eclecticism and ability to assimilate and take ownership of these influences, cultures and schools, in a clear refusal to conform to a single, specific style.

Catalogue of the Imago Mundi Collection "Greetings From South Korea" (2013) by Contemporary Artists From South KoreaImago Mundi

A creative wave of expressive connections: landscapes, cartoons, ideograms of ancient Asian cultures alongside the new symbols of the most advanced technology. A vital force, announcing the art of tomorrow. The works of more than 200 South Korean artists in this volume not only express the spirit of the time of one of the countries with the fastest growth rates (cultural, social, economic), they also explore new and original figurative paths.

Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013" (AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013) by Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013Imago Mundi

There are over 200 works from each country, grouped according to nationality in order to present the project - in addition to the intrinsic significance of the works themselves - as a story of the world and a journey through art, which favours no particular schools, trends or fashions, but instead fosters openness to new horizons and the coexistence of expressive languages.

Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013" (AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013) by Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013Imago Mundi

The Imago Mundi exhibition was designed by the architect Tobia Scarpa as a welcoming space that aids comprehension of the richness of the exhibit.

Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013" (AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013) by Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013Imago Mundi

In the heart of Venice, a stone’s throw from Piazza San Marco, is one of the most interesting cultural complexes in the city of the lagoon: Palazzo Querini Stampalia, the home of the Foundation of the same name created in 1868 by Count Giovanni, who died the following year without direct heirs.
The Palazzo is home to a Library, a Museum and an area for temporary exhibitions are housed there.

Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013" (AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013) by Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013Imago Mundi

Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013", Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013, AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013, From the collection of: Imago Mundi
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Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013", Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013, AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013, From the collection of: Imago Mundi
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Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013", Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013, AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013, From the collection of: Imago Mundi
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Opening Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013", Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013, AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013, From the collection of: Imago Mundi
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Opening Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013", Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013, AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013, From the collection of: Imago Mundi
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Opening Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013", Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013, AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013, From the collection of: Imago Mundi
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Exhibition "Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013", Imago Mundi at Biennale 2013, AUG 27 2013 - OCT 27 2013, From the collection of: Imago Mundi
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Credits: Story

In collaboration with
Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche

Commissar
Luciano Benetton

By
John Ioannou, Australia, Arte aborigena
YoungJoo Ko, Corea del Sud
Tsugu Tamenaga, Giappone
Neeraj Ajmani, India
Diego Cortez, Stati Uniti

Coordination
Casabella laboratorio

Exhibition design
Tobia Scarpa

Visual identity
Tassinari/Vetta
Leonardo Sonnoli, Paolo Tassinari

Exhibition graphic design
Tassinari/Vetta

Support
Tiziana Bottecchia, Sara Breviglieri (Fondazione Querini Stampalia)
Carlotta Tonon (Casabella laboratorio)

Secretary
Valentina Granzotto

Exhibition video
3d Produzioni

Exhibition essays
Martina Fornasaro, Pietro Valdatta

Translations
Emma Cole

Production exhibition
GruppoFallani srl

Logistics
Angelo Mini (Fondazione Querini Stampalia)

Press office
Martina Fornasaro (Imago Mundi)
Sara Bossi (Fondazione Querini Stampalia)

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