AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

AIMC Newsletter
March - April 2017

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Following the success of the 2009 first edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Mosaico, the Municipality of Ravenna in collaboration with the AIMC, has presented the RavennaMosaico Festival every two years.

Through this collaboration Ravenna, whose excellence emanates from its early Christian and Byzantine mosaics and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage City, promotes contemporary mosaic by presenting its mosaic artists in juxtaposition with artists from other countries.

This collaboration between Ravenna and the AIMC - International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists, comes to fruition when artists arrive from around the world. Included in the rich program of the RavennaMosaico Festival, is the exhibition/competition OPERE DAL MONDO - Works from the World -  reserved for AIMC members.  It is a great opportunity for both the exposition of contemporary mosaic and a space for reflection on mosaic techniques used today.

Selection Committee of the works for the exhibition
"OPERE DAL MONDO –Works from the World"

  • Maurizio Tarantino, Chairman of the Committee - Director of the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, of the Classense Library and of the Office of Cultural Politics of the City of Ravenna,
  • Linda Kniffitz, curator of the CIDM International Center for Documentation on the Mosaic, section of the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna
  • Davide Caroli, Responsible of the Temporary Exhibitions office of the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna
  • Nikos Tolis, President of the AIMC
  • Rosetta Berardi, artist and Vice President of the AIMC
  • Maria Rita Bentini, art critic and professor at the Fine Arts Academy Bologna-Ravenna
  • Renée Malaval, journalist and publisher of Mosaique Magazine
  • Luciana Notturni, mosaicist

The call for the exhibition/competition OPERE DAL MONDO, RavennaMosaico 2017:  click here.

-submitted by Rosetta Berardi.

Premio Internazionale GAEM - Young Artists and Mosaic

The  Art Museum  of the City of Ravenna  announces the Fourth Edition of the International  Prize GAeM - Young Artists and Mosaic. The prize aims at promoting contemporary  mosaic, both in its expressions linked to the historical tradition, and in the most innovative and experimental aspects. The  prize,  projected  by  the  Art Museum  of  the  City  of  Ravenna  -  International  Centre  for  the Documentation  of Mosaic  (MAR-CIDM),  is  sponsored  by  the  Ravenna  Province  and  the  Region Emilia Romagna. The competition will award mosaic materials, prize money and an artist residence, the mounting of an important collective exhibition organized by the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna and the publication in an art-catalogue of the selected artworks. After the closing of the exhibition in Ravenna, it will be moved to Villa Paris, at Roseto degli Abruzzi, exhibition venue of the firm Cingoli Consolidamento e Restauro, among the supporters of the event. The International  Prize  GAeM  - Young  Artists  and Mosaic  is a free  subject  competition,  but the artists are asked to develop a research which is consistent with the constitutive, formal and poetic principles of the mosaic language.
For the call of the competition please click here

-Submitted by Linda Kniffitz

News from the World




Call for Applications
DOMO e.V. proudly announces a call for applications to the juried Mosaic Exhibition 'Fragment' as a part of the 2nd Mosaic Symposium 'Die Teile und das Ganze’ (The Parts and the Whole) in Pfaffenhofen, Germany.

Historically, a fragment is incomplete. It is the remainder, a part of the whole, a 'non-finito'. One never intends to show only a part of a work. Yet, this is exactly the point that our exhibition ‘Fragment’ seeks to address. 

In modern art, fragments - detached from the whole - act as artwork by themselves. To omit and to reduce requires particular skill and dynamics. A fragment can shed light on the artist's creativity and thought process to a greater extent than a completed work. There may be even more room for the viewer's interpretation. A fragment leads us back to the origins of a finished piece. Consummation lies in the eye of the beholder. The viewer must gather the missing pieces, adding their own interpretation in order to complete the work. 
The participating artists should deal with these processes of omission and reduction. 

Dates: August 11 - 22, 2017

-submitted by the DOMO Executive Committee 

Gérard Brand



Friday April 7, 2017
at 6:00 pm in the presence of the artist.
Opening Sunday, April 9 in the afternoon

Invitation here

-submitted by Gerard Brand

Walter Ferrarini

-submitted by Walter Ferrarini

Erica Stefani

Pensées en matière

-submitted by Erica Stefani

Ongoing Events

Luca Barbarini


Les Vies


April 1st - June 11, 2017

Opening  April 1st, 2017

Chapelle Saint-Eman 
11 rue Saint-Eman
 28000 Chartres   
- submitted by Catherine Chenu

Maison de la Mosaïque Contemporaine



Exhibition French Variations 

Creations of Nathalie Benoist d'Etiveaud and Sophie Pillette
Opening on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am
Invitation here.

- submitted by
M comme Mosaïque

Pictor imaginarius Nazzano



"The Art of Mosaic"
mosaic competition VIII edition

May 22 - 28, 2017


Nazzano, Rome
Deadline for submissions:  March 15, 2017

For additional information, click here.
Go to links below to download forms: 

-Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Alessandro Lugari - Restorer, Superintendent of the Colosseum, the Roman National Museum and the Archaeological Area of Rome
-Director of the Museum: Umberto Pessolano 

-submitted by Allesandro Lugari

Closed Events

Henri Noel Aubrey

-submitted by Henri Aubrey

Suzanne Rippe


Mosaic exhibition

January 28 - March 19, 2017
Chapelle Saint-Éman
11 rue Saint-Éman
28000 Chartres

5, rue des Hauts de Chartres

Invitation here.
- submitted by Catherine Chenu
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-submitted by Lila Abdul-Rahim
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