Luciano Benetton’s latest contemporary art exhibit, Imago Mundi, launched last night at Pratt in Brooklyn. The evening included a conversation with Phong Bui (Editor The Brooklyn Rail), Eleanor Heartney, and Shahzia Sikander about the ideals behind the exhibit; breaking down cultural barriers through art. With more than 17,000 pieces from 100 countries in a single format of 10x12cm, Imago Mundi, is the idea of art and world. Roughly 3,000 pieces from 14 countries are on display at Pratt until May 28th, with more information available at imagomundiart.com.

 

Guests included Debbie Dickinson, Susan Firestone, Martina Fornasaro, Brad Hasse, April Anne Johnson, Thyra Kally, Evan Lagache, Valentina Pozzoni, Jason Rosenfeld, curator Paola Vanzo and artists Keren Anavy, Tyler Johnston, Kevork Mourad, Paula Garrido Miranda, Tenzing Rigdol, and Chungpo Tsering. 

 

Photo Credit: Marco Pavan

Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Eleanor Heartney, April Anne Johnson, Thyra Kally, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Eleanor Heartney, April Anne Johnson, Thyra Kally, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Delfina Roybal and Evan Lagache, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Delfina Roybal and Evan Lagache, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Israeli artist Keren Avavy and Martina Fornasaro, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Israeli artist Keren Avavy and Martina Fornasaro, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander and Brooklyn Rail editor Phong Bui, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander and Brooklyn Rail editor Phong Bui, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Syrian artist Kevork Mourad and Susan Firestone, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Syrian artist Kevork Mourad and Susan Firestone, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Tibetan artist Chungpo Tsering, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Tibetan artist Chungpo Tsering, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Artist Tenzing Rigdol and curator Paola Vanzo, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Artist Tenzing Rigdol and curator Paola Vanzo, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Tyler Johnston, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Tyler Johnston, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Art critic Eleanor Heartney, Brooklyn Rail editor Phong Bui and Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Art critic Eleanor Heartney, Brooklyn Rail editor Phong Bui and Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Brad Hasse and Valentina Pozzoni, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Brad Hasse and Valentina Pozzoni, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Chilean artist Paula Garrido Miranda, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Chilean artist Paula Garrido Miranda, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Art critic Eleanor Heartney, Brooklyn Rail editor Phong Bui and Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander, Imago Mundi - The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

Art critic Eleanor Heartney, Brooklyn Rail editor Phong Bui and Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander, Imago Mundi – The Art of Humanity, Pratt Institute, New York

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