Botswana: The River of Art - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Botswana
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Oriano Mabellini, Monica Banyana Selelo
Innovation and mystery, popular traditions and cultural values: the visual creativity of the Botswana of the desert and the forests, animals and people. 140 artworks to narrate a country at the geographical heart of Africa, uncontaminated, politically virtuous and economically prosperous, but still unknown to many. Secluded and silent, Botswana reveals in this Imago Mundi collection a polychromatic, figurative language, as powerful and varied as the treasures of its rocky hills of Tsodilo, the 'Louvre of the Desert', the paradise of archaeologists where over 4,500 rock paintings are preserved, one of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world.
Botswana: The River of Art. Contemporary Artists from Botswana 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