Algeria: More or Less - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Algeria
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Emanuele Benedetti, Nadira Laggoune-Aklouche
140 artists recount the new Algeria through their refined, intense, surprising works: amid historic contrasts and social turmoil, moderate Islam and fundamentalism, what emerges is above all the creative commitment of a courageous artistic community that wants to emphasize the richness and diversity of the cultural contamination that permeates its memory, to create a common and shared heritage. Following the years of terrorism and the long period of crisis of representation, the art scene in the largest country in Africa emerges with determination, bringing to light the new trends manifesting themselves in a composite cultural universe. A pictorial mosaic which brings together arts and crafts, folklore and culture, new languages of the web, multimedia, photography and the moving image.
Algeria: More or Less. Contemporary Artists from Algeria 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 10x12cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project