Evelyn and Ted Nodwell each have an image accepted to the Imago Mundi collection of Contemporary Artists from Western Canada.
Jennifer Karch-Verzè, Canadian-Italian Curator from Verona, Italy, meets with the artists at the Port Moody Arts Centre.
Imagine setting out to create a mapping of the contemporary artistic experiences of our world. Luciano Benetton of Italy had such a vision. The Imago Mundi Project was the result. From Latin, Imago Mundi translates as "images of the world".
Artists around the globe have been invited to submit one image. While the size of the artwork is set at 10x13cm, artists are free to create any image that speaks to them. By collecting by country or region, the curators at Imago Mundi are curious to see what sense of place or shared vision emerges.
"Art talks, it is a common dialogue across borders and politics," says Jennifer Karch-Verzè, curator of the Contemporary Artists from Western Canada collection.
We are pleased that we each have an image accepted. Our works are photographic pigment prints on canvas. There will be three Imago Mundi Canadian collections: Contemporary Artists from Eastern Canada; Contemporary Artists from Western Canada; and Contemporary Inuit Art. Each artist is included on the Imago Mundi website and in printed fine-art catalogues. The reason for the consistent size of submitted artworks is to facilitate traveling exhibits. It is anticipated that the work of the Canadian artists will be exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2017.
posted by Ted Nodwell. photo credits Guiseppe Verzè.