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Call for PARTICIPATING ARTISTS for the Contemporary Inuit Art Collection Imago Mundi Project

Call for PARTICIPATING ARTISTS for the Contemporary Inuit Art Collection Imago Mundi Project, FONDAZIONE BENETTON STUDI E RICERCHE, Treviso, Italy in collaboration the Inuit Art Foundation.

Luciano Benetton of the Fondazione Benetton Studi e Ricerche, Treviso, Italy has launched a unique project to collect works of art by established and emerging artists from countries all around the world. Imago Mundi, is a non-profit, cultural, democratic and global project that looks to the new frontiers of art - personalities, countries, emerging landscapes, languages and different cultures- to foster openness towards the world and new horizons and the coexistence of expressive diversity.

The Imago Mundi Project has already complied over 43 collections in 71 countries (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania) and goal is to collect 10,000 works of art by artists from every country in the world by 2016. The art will be exhibited around the world, catalogued and showcased on the Imago Mundi website. The Imago Mundi project is now documenting the creative, artistic and social ferment of Inuit Art in Canada in a major art collection of 210 works. The Inuit Art Foundation has enthusiastically embraced the project along with artists, exhibitions, Festivals, institutions, organizations and schools actively taking part in the development of the project. All professional, non-professional, emerging artists and students are welcome to participate. Submission is free. Participation is on a voluntary basis, without financial award.

An 850 page catalogue will be produced by the Luciano Benetton Collection in Italian and English with full colour photographs of the front and back of the art works. A full biography of the artists will accompany the works in the catalogue and website portal Three critical essays will be included, along with a text by Luciano Benetton. Check out all the catalogues! and watch the video of Luciano Benetton at the exhibition at the Biennale of Venice 2013: Mr. Benetton has done a special video thanking all the Inuit Artists who participate and will be sent to every artist.


Theme: Maximum freedom of expression, any theme.
Format: 10 x 12 cm (3.9 x 4.7”) We supply the specially made canvases upon acceptance of the project. You supply the artwork
Media: Open- Painting, printing, drawing, photography, sculpture, stone and caribou antler carvings, handmade slippers, woven baskets and bowls, mixed media, textile or any other visual art form can be submitted.
Requirements: A brief artist bio/statement with lists of exhibitions and curriculum - up to 200 words. The back of the work must indicate your full name, the title of the work, date and location.

To Register contact The Curator: Jennifer Karch Verzè, (Curator of Contemporary Inuit Art, Contemporary Western Canadian Art, Contemporary Art of Namibia, Contemporary Art of North American Indigenous Artists)

Delivery Deadline: Final date August 20 2015

For further information contact: Jennifer Karch Verzè, Curator, Imago Mundi Contemporary Inuit
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Inuit Art Foundation, William Huffman (416) 985-0452