OVERTURE HUNGARY – THE IMAGO MUNDI COLLECTION – MAP OF THE NEW ART
31.09.2015. – 01.11.2015.
FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI – VENICE BIENNALE, Venice, Italy

MAP OF THE NEW ART

In the current climate of arrested utopias, attacks on cultural heritage, assaults on imagination and knowledge, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton’s global art project, comes to Venice to propose an art without borders that breaks the silence, goes beyond differences, pushes forward civilization. The exhibition MAP OF THE NEW ART includes collections from more than 40 nations and native peoples representing the five continents: 10×12 cm artworks by 6930 artists. On exhibition, Imago Mundi collections of Algeria, the Kalahari Bushmen, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda/Rwanda/Burundi (AFRICA); Brazil, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, the United States and Indigenous Native Americans (AMERICAS); Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Jordan, North Korea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Tibet (ASIA); Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (EUROPE); the Aboriginal artists of Australia (OCEANIA). Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Foto ©Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

144 Hungarian artists will be exhibited in the Map of the New Art – Imago Mundi exhibition at Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice from August 31st to November 1st 2015!

On Monday, August 31st, 2015, the Hungarian contemporary art will be at focus in Venice with 144 Hungarian contemporary artists exhibited at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, in the Map of the New Art Exhibition, an extraordinary event aimed at presenting an imaginary mapping of over 40 countries and regions in the colors of today’s forms of art!

Organized under the aegis of Benetton Foundation, in conjunction with the 56th Venice Biennale and the imminent 2015 Venice Film Festival, the exhibition will present the most outstanding and recent outcomes of the Imago Mundi collection, the first global project in contemporary art whose main goal is to draw an updated panorama of the contemporary art phenomenon worldwide on an original format of 10 x 12 cm canvas.

Curated by Claudio Scorretti and Irina Ungureanu, Overture Hungary pays tribute to Hungary, its identity, its artistic tradition, its new figurative art, with a collection that brings together 144 contemporary artists, masters of colour and young talents. A collection that documents how – with the figurative and the conceptual, neo-constructivism, urban art, pop art, photography and new digital manipulation –Hungarian artists are at the forefront of the challenge of change and openness.

Published in three languages, the catalogue of the Hungarian collection, issued at the end of 2014, enjoyed, together with the whole project, the support and expertise of Attila Horányi, PhD, Programme Director at Moholy – Nagy University of Arts and Design, the art galleries Viltin, Várfok, Chimera Project, Ani Molnár, NextArt, Inda, Faur Zsófi, Knoll and Richard Kosinsky, who ensured the translation in Hungarian and English.

We are very pleased to invite you at the opening of the exhibition at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgo Maggiore, Venice, on Monday August 31st, at 7.00 PM. Artists and journalists are kindly invited for a press preview of the exhibition on Monday August 31st at 11.00 AM at Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice. The exhibition will remain open until November 1st 2015.

The rooms of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini house the Imago Mundi collections of Algeria, the Kalahari Bushmen, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda/Rwanda/Burundi (AFRICA); Brazil, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, the United States and Indigenous Native Americans (AMERICAS); Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Jordan, North Korea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Tibet (ASIA); Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (EUROPE); the Aboriginal artists of Australia (OCEANIA).

Artists featured in the Hungarian collection for Imago Mundi:

Aatoth Franyo, Asztalos Zsolt, Ázbej Kristóf, Babinszky Csilla, Baglyas Erika, Bakó Tamás, Balla Demeter, Bálványos Levente, Barabás Márton, Barabás Zsófi, Barakonyi Zsombor, Baranyai András, Baranyai Levente, Benczúr Emese, Benyovszky – Szücs Domonkos, Blahó Borbála, Bodoni Zsolt, Braun András, Bullás József, Bun Zsófia, Chilf Mária, Csáki László, Csató Jozsef, Cseke Szilárd, Csontó Lajos, Czene Márta, Debreczeni Imre, Dobos Tamás, El-Hassan Róza, Erdély Gábor, Ernszt András, Esterházy Marcell, feLugossy László, Ferenczy Zsolt, Füredi Tamás, Fürjesi Csaba, Gabay Gergely, Gábor Aron, Gál András, Galambos Aron, Gálhidy Péter, Garay – Nagy Norbert, Gáti György, Gerber Pál, Giczy Kristóf, Grudl – Turi Gábor, Gruppo Tökmag, Gulyás Miklós, Györffy László, Hajas Katinka, Hámori Anett, Hatházi László András, Herman Levente, Hollós Adám, Horváth Csaba Arpád, Horváth Dániel, Incze Mózes, Iski Kocsis Tibor, Jagicza Patrícia, Jakatics Szabó Veronika, Jánosi Anna, Jovián György, Juhász Dóra, Kaliczka Patrícia, Karácsonyi László, Karsai Dániel, Keller Diána, Kerekes Gábor, Keserü Károly, Király András, Kiss István, Koós Gábor, Kopasz Tamás, Kores Eszter, Kovács Attila, Kovács Lehel, Kovács Lola, Kovács Olívia, Kroó Anita, Kucsora Márta, Kupcsik Adrián, Lakos Tamás, Máriás István A.k.a. Horror Pista, Markovics Gábor, Mátyási Péter, Maurer Dóra, Mayer Eva, Misetics Mátyás, Moizer Zsuzsa, Molnár Zsolt, Nádas Alexandra, Nádler István, Nagy Gábor, Navratil Judit, Nemere Réka, Nizák Júlia, Orosz Richárd, Orr Máté, Palatinus Dóra, Palman Zsuzsi, Pántya Bea, Pinczehelyi Sándor, Pintér Dia, Podmaniczky Agnes, Rácmolnár Sándor, Ravasz András, Rizmayer Péter, Sipos Eszter, Stark Attila, Süveges Rita, Szábó Abel, Szabó Akos, Szabó Attila, Szabó Dorottya, Szabó Eszter, Szabó Klára Petra, Szakszon Imre, Szalai Johanna, Szász György, Széchy Béata, Szij Kamilla, Szilágy Lenke, Szirtes János, Szöllösi Géza, Szombathy Bálint, Szurcsik József, Szüts Miklós, Szvet Tamás, Tamási Claudia, Tarr Hajnalka, Tettamanti Béla, Tóth Agnes, Tranker Kata, Várady Róbert, Varga Bertalan, Végh Júlia, Verebics Agnes, Verebics Katalin, Vincze Ottó, Vojnic Erzséber, Agnes von Uray, Zékány Diana.