Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection Map of the New Art at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, September 1 – November 1, 2015

“This Imago Mundi exhibition at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice has a very special significance for me. The vast numbers of artists present, from over 40 countries, in a certain sense reproduce the world I would ideally like. A world without borders and without political, ideological or religious barriers. Where people work for beauty. And where diversity and freedom of expression are seen as a great wealth. If it were up to artists, I often say, there would be no wars.

So, if these are utopian thoughts, our Map of the New Art is a global catalogue of visions that also includes the country of Utopia, where art and reflections on art coexist. Opposing worlds and views. Anticipations of the future that form the future.” — Luciano Benetton

Imago Mundi, Map of the New Art, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia. September 2015 (Photo by Marco Zanin/FABRICA)

Outside installation designed by the architect Tobia Scarpa. Five flags, each displaying a work representing one of the five continents. (Photo by Marco Zanin/FABRICA)

Imago Mundi, Map of the New Art, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia. September 2015 (Photo by Marco Pavan/FABRICA)

Installation view of Imago Mundi, Map of the New Art. (Photo by Marco Pavan/FABRICA)

Imago Mundi, Map of the New Art, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia. September 2015 (Photo by Marco Zanin/FABRICA)

Tobia Scarpa designed the special exhibition structure, in a long sequence of images, presented by country. (Photo by Marco Zanin/FABRICA)

Imago Mundi, Map of the New Art, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia. September 2015 (Photo by Marco Zanin/FABRICA)

A unique format, 10×12 cm, for artists from every continent. More than twenty thousand from one hundred countries by the end of 2015. (Photo by Marco Zanin/FABRICA)

ALGERIA Abdo Shanan

ALGERIA Abdo Shanan, I am, Mixed media on canvas, 2014

AUSTRALIA Margaret Lewis Napangardi

AUSTRALIA Margaret Lewis Napangardi, Untitled, Acrylic on linen, 2012

BRASILE Eduardo Kobra

BRAZIL Eduardo Kobra, Pieces, Varnish on canvas, 2014

BULGARIA Desislava Unger

BULGARIA Desislava Unger, Stop thinking, start drawing, Book object, 3 pages, drawing, collage on wood plates, 2014

CARAIBI Rolando Peña

CARIBBEAN Rolando Peña, Einstein’s Barrel, Digital image on canvas, 2013

CUBA Roberto Fabelo_a

CUBA Roberto Fabelo, A Siren, Mixed media on canvas, 2013

CUBA Roberto Fabelo_b

CUBA Roberto Fabelo, Romantic rhinoceros, Mixed media on canvas, 2013

DANIMARCA Troels Vîrsel

DENMARK Troels Vörsel, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 2014

GRECIA Maria Papadimitriou

GREECE
 Maria Papadimitriou, Family Reunion, Collage, 2014

ISRAELE Ghassan Abu Laban

ISRAEL
 Ghassan Abu Laban, Untitled, Oil painting, 2014

ITALIA Mimmo Paladino

ITALY Mimmo Paladino, Harmonia, Drawing, 2014

GIORDANIA Hafiz Kassis

JORDAN Hafiz Kassis, Eye of Envy, Mosaic, 2014

MESSICO Arturo Hern†ndez Alc†zar

MEXCO
 Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Untitled, Seal and ink on canvas, 2014

NORD COREA Chang Sol Hwa

NORTH KOREA Chang Sol Hwa, Tulip, Embroidery, 2013

SPAGNA Luis Gordillo

SPAIN 
Luis Gordillo, Pájaros en junio, Acrylic on canvas and staples, 2014

TAILANDIA Attasit Pokpong

THAILAND Attasit Pokpong, Untitled, Watercolour on paper, 2014

TIBET Losang Gyatso

TIBET Losang Gyatso, Untitled, Mixed media, 2013

TUNISIA Slim Zahra (Slown)

TUNISIA Slim Zahra (Slown), The Bride of Frida, Acrylic on canvas, 2014

Imago Mundi, Map of the New Art, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia. September 2015 (Photo by Marco Pavan/FABRICA)

The exhibition stands close like the pages of a book. The structure is easy to transport and install, supporting the itinerant aims of the collections. (Photo by Marco Pavan/FABRICA)

Images courtesy Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection, Map of the New Art and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice