Map of new art

Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia

Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

In Venice, at the present time of stranded utopias, of attacks on cultural heritage, of attacks on imagination and knowledge, Imago Mundi, the global artistic project of Luciano Benetton, offers art without boundaries that breaks the silence, overcoming differences and pushing civilisation forward.


The exhibition Map of new art includes the collections of over 40 countries and native populations representing five continents: 6,930 artists with works measuring 10×12 centimetres.

It will be inaugurated on August 31st in Venice (to take place at the same time as the 56th Art Biennale and Film Festival 2015), at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, and will remain open until November 1st 2015 (opening hours: 10 am-7 pm, closed on Wednesdays).


Today, under the auspices of Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Imago Mundi is a democratic, collective and global project that looks towards new artistic horizons. North and South, West and East, countries that are historically opposed and divided talk to each other in the name of Art: 100 nations and native peoples will be involved by 2015, with more than 20,000 artists. Imago Mundi promotes them internationally through catalogues, the platform and participation in events and exhibitions, in cooperation with private and public institutions worldwide: from Venice (Biennale 2013) to Senegal (Dak’Art Off 2014), from Rome (Museo Carlo Bilotti, 2014/2015) to New Orleans (NOMA, 2014/2015), from Vienna (Belvedere & Winter Palace, 2015) to Turin (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 2015).