Back in 2014, busybuilding was invited to contribute to Imago Mundi, an ambitious, international project initiated by Luciano Benetton and supported by Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche. The project currently includes over 25,000 works from five continents and constitutes an "artistic geography" through the participation of young and emerging artists, organised in "collections" of works created specially for the project. Invited artists are free to create anything they like to the project, with the only limitation being that they have to use a 10x12cm wooden frame to create their work. The Greek collection of Imago Mundi includes works by over 200 Greek artists and range from traditional painting and drawing to more experimental uses of the given format. busybuildin's contribution is titled DYSTOPIA, and consists of a tiny black figure standing in the frame facing away from the viewer. This and 6,353 works from 40 Imago Mundi collections will be presented this month in Trieste, Italy, as part of the exhibition JOIN THE DOTS / UNIRE LE DISTANZE. Tracing the connections and contrasts between the Mediterranean, Mitteleuropa, the Balkans and the Middle East, the exhibition invites visitors to "join the dots" of contemporary cultures and identities to discover new and old associations between these diverse regions.
JOIN THE DOTS / UNIRE LE DISTANZE runs from 29 May to 2 September 2018 at Salone degli Incanti (Riva Nazario Sauro 1), Trieste. You can read the announcement and more info on the Imago Mundi website here. Or follow the Facebook event here.