Fondazione Imago Mundi pursues a dual purpose: firstly, it develops an exhibition programme and promotes the Imago Mundi Collection through exhibitions, public programs, publications and artistic commissions, also in collaboration with other institutions. Secondly, it is committed to the dissemination of contemporary visual art and its languages, in an experimental and international context.
Fondazione Imago Mundi intercepts researches in different fields to open up to all creative dimensions; it aims at weaving connections and relationships between different contexts, to offer its public a contemporary, critical and transversal artistic observatory.
Fondazione Imago Mundi is open to all generations through different languages and free interdisciplinary proposals. It aims to be an inclusive forum for artists, from emerging to more established, and a space that is open to the public and to the art critic.
The Imago Mundi Collection, born in 2006 from an idea by Luciano Benetton, has brought together over 26,000 works in the 10 by 12 cm format, by artists from more than 160 countries and indigenous communities and collected in as many catalogues. Through art, it has mapped the expressive diversity of human cultures to form an inclusive and democratic creative community.