When the Globe is Home


Piazza Duomo, 20, 31100 Treviso TV, Italy

JUL 3 – NOV 29 2020

Fondazione Imago Mundi is pleased to introduce When the Globe is Home, the new exhibition with which Gallerie delle Prigioni will recommence its activities

Curated by Claudio Scorretti and Irina Ungureanu, the exhibition brings together works – many of which are being shown for the first time – by 13 international artists selected from the Imago Mundi Art Theorema collections, to explore the ongoing contemporary mediation between global and local, near and far, the collective and the individual: between “Home” and “the World”. When the Globe is Home, which will run until 29th November, continues the exploration of and dialogue among contemporary visual cultures by the Imago Mundi art project promoted by Luciano Benetton. Conceived and partially staged before the outbreak of the global pandemic (the inauguration date was originally planned for 31st March), the recent shared lockdown experience affords a new evocative power to the central idea of this exhibition that specularly connects the world and home. In the design of the exhibition, each of the individual “cells” that make up Gallerie delle Prigioni – the former Habsburg prison restored by the architect Tobia Scarpa – has been conceived as a “home”, an intimate and familiar space in which the artists can express, distil or expand their vision. The climate emergency, sustainability, social transformations of cities, migrations and new aesthetic sensitivities, new encounters, experiences, and the acceleration of contemporary globality are some of the themes addressed by the 13 artists. A concept that emerges with particular energy and creative passion is the figuration of a “new home”: of loss, discovery, reconstruction.

Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection

Texts by Luciano Benetton, Claudio Scorretti, Irina Ungureanu

Art Theorema is a continuation of the research and promotion of the artistic talents in Imago Mundi; it integrates the over 150 collections dedicated to the nations and native communities of five continents. This first collection, Art Theorema#1, presents 231 works by 203 artists from 104 countries.

From Europe to the Caribbean, from African countries to Australia, from Canada to Central Asia, Art Theorema traces the kaleidoscopic and colourful portrait of the local artistic expressions that, all together and faithful to the pluralistic principles of the art of Imago Mundi, contribute to the formation of a global scenario of contemporary art

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