By Delly Waigeno – EM TV, Port Moresby
Papua New Guinean contemporary artist, Jeffery Feeger, is rounding up other local artists to contribute their works to an art collection in Italy.
Imago Mundi is the contemporary art collection by established and emerging artists from many different countries on a voluntary basis and with no financial reward.
Contributing artists will be featured in a catalogue. Feeger said it’s an opportunity for PNG artists to get some recognition.
Feeger was at the Ela Beach craft market recently, with 140 small canvases, asking artists to contribute a painting on one of these pieces. The purpose of this 140 artwork collection is to represent PNG in an exhibition.
Imago Mundi is the contemporary art collection based in Italy, composed of thousands of works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton.
Imago Mundi is a democratic, collective and global project that looks to new horizons – to personalities, countries, emerging languages and different cultures – in the name of openness, coming together and the coexistence of expressive diversities.
Its social ambition is to promote a knowledge and awareness of art and, through this art, of the world.
Feeger who’s been painting professionally for the last ten years said, it’s a great opportunity for local PNG artists. He added that by the end of May, all the 140 paintings should be packed and ready for Italy.