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IMAGO MUNDI –
JOIN THE DOTS –
BENETTON COLLECTIONS

IMAGO MUNDI –
JOIN THE DOTS –
BENETTON COLLECTIONS

– Group Exhibition –

JOIN THE DOTS
-GROUP SHOW-

JOIN THE DOTS/UNIRE LE DISTANZE

40 Imago Mundi Collections with 6,354 works in Trieste trace a red thread of contemporary Art that unites the Mediterranean and Mitteleuropa, the Balkans and the Middle East

May 2018. The art of Imago Mundi comes to Trieste, like a ship of Ulysses that brings together and unites peoples and lands, ideas and religions. The imaginative realities of the Mediterranean basin, the variegated culture of the Balkans, the Nordic inspirations of Mitteleuropa, the legends of the beautiful blue Danube, the spiced colours of the Middle East: a glimpse of the world that only art can provide through the creative gestures of thousands of artists, brought together in the extensive exhibition Join the Dots/Unire le distanze, which showcases 40 Imago Mundi collections.

An unprecedented itinerary of sea and land, captivating and colourful, passionate and at times heart rending, that can be viewed at the Salone degli Incanti, from 29th May to 2nd September 2018.

In the ex Pescheria Centrale on Riva Nazario Sauro, overlooking the sea, in a Trieste which today is enjoying a renaissance as a centre for the exchange of goods and ideas on the modern Silk Road, the 6,354 Imago Mundi artworks illustrate a central part of our world through the red thread of the imagination that, literally, constructs a vision of the world with its images.

In the Trieste exhibition each collection dialogues with the others proposing a connotation of exchange: of poetics, styles, techniques and ideas that cross boundaries and create connections.

Through the 40 Imago Mundi collections the viewer can “join the dots”, bridge the distances, discover travel as an adventure in the world, as an exploration of cultures and identities and, at the same time, as an intimate reflection in one’s own inner space. Because Join the Dots/Unire le distanze is an exhibition that comes from afar, from the contemporary passions of Luciano Benetton for art and travel. And, notionally, from Gauguin’s inscription on his 1897 masterpiece “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”, a fervent and obsessive meditation on the meaning of the most important human journey – life.

Imago Mundi – Join the Dots/Unire le distanze

Salone degli Incanti (ex Pescheria)
Riva Nazario Sauro 1
Trieste

30th May – 2nd September, 2018
Tuesday to Friday
5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays
10 am to 11 pm
Closed on Mondays
Free admission

Press conference Tuesday 29th May, 11 am

Opening Tuesday 29th May, 6.30 pm

For more information:
Imago Mundi external relations
martina.fornasaro@imagomundiart.com / +39 338 6233915
barbara.liverotti@fabrica.it / +39 0422 51 5372 – 334 990 1269
www.imagomundiart.com

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Greece cover
Cover of the catalogue of the Greek collection Imago Mundi of the Benetton Foundation
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Join the Dots
Invitation to the group show Join the Dots of the Benetton Foundation collections at the Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
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Join the Dots
Invitation to the group show Join the Dots of the Benetton Foundation collections at the Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
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