AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

may 2013

RavennaMosaico 2013
International Festival of Contemporary Mosaic

Ravenna promotes the third edition of the international festival of contemporary mosaic RavennaMosaico due on 2013 from 12th October to 23th November. RavennaMosaico presents itself as a showcase of the best contemporary productions and offers thoughts on the vocation of the city, in the light of the candidature of Ravenna as European Capital of Culture for 2019. The event will involve the entire city and cultural institutions in a program dedicated to the contemporary mosaic, proposing in the most beautiful places of the historical center, exhibitions of artists from around the world, urban installations, performances, concerts, conferences, workshops, meetings, and guided tours

Mosaic’s biennium of the
Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna

Learning mosaic in the mosaic’s city

Do you have an academic degree?
Mosaic’s biennium offers an unique training: creativity and research of contemporary mosaic, with infinite possibilities for architecture, decoration, design and restoration of contemporary mosaics. You will have job opportunities in collaboration with architects in urban design’s projects or making objects of design. The biennium is based on mosaic’s workshop, contemporary mosaic restoration, workshops hold by artists as micromosaic sticked on jewellery, or as the one is about the environmental development of mosaic intervention.

• From the deep knowledge of materials to the environmental mosaic design;
• jewellery design and micromosaic;
• contemporary mosaic restoration and workshops of old mosaic restoration;
• integration with architecture.

Stages. Students can have workshops in mosaic’s laboratories in Italy and outside. 
Partnership. Entrance to cultural exhibitions and public shows as: Mosaic’s biennale, Gold night Event, GAEM young artists and mosaics competition, Fondazione Ravennantica, CIDM international mosaic documentation centre, MAR.
Registration fees per year are 475 euro.

News from the world

Personal exhibition of Sergio Cicognani
"Le temps suspendu"

Venue: Chartres, Chapelle Saint-Éman, France

Period: 8 June - 15 September 2013

Exhibition of the works of Sergio Cicognani, organized by Renée Malval and Gilles Antoine from Mosaïque Magazine and Patrick Macquaire, Les 3R.
The exhibition honours Sergio Cicognani of the Mosaicists Group of Ravenna and it presents his works where the mosaic is mixed with the fresco painting.

Signaled by Renée Malval
Time Sheet
An installation by Marcelo de Melo

Venue: Kortsluiting Expositieruimte, Eerste Schinkelstraat 16, Amsterdam, NL

Period: 5 June to 30 July 2013

In Time Sheet, bed linen and crushed mirrorglass seem fixed in a static composition. At the same time, different forces bring this precarious arrangement into motion. The force of gravity pulling the sheet down, creating folds. A game of light and dark, casting shadows and reflections. Allusions to the experience of time. Time Sheet will be installed at Kortingsluiting [exhibition space]  in early June and available for viewing until 30 July 2013. The installation is viewed from the street through a glass door. The space is lit daily from 10am to 10pm. Time Sheet was first featured at Begehungen 9 Contemporary Art Festival in Chemnitz, Germany 2012.

Signaled by Marcelo de Melo
International Mosaic Competition and Exhibition

90 works, on the 90th year of the foundation of the Turkish Republic
Signaled by Suha Smerci
Ongoing Events
Severo Bignami
Opus Musivum - Opera Mosaicata
curated by Felice Nittolo

Venue: niArt - Ravenna
Period: 11 - 13 may 2013

Personal exhibition of Severo Bignami. Mosaic pieces realized according to the traditional technique and iconography.

Signaled by Felice Nittolo
Homage to Byzantium
Personal Exhibition of Elaine M. Goodwin

Venue: 32, Galerie Mona Lisa, Rue de Varenne, Rive Gauche, 75007 Paris, France 
Period: May 21 - June 1 2013
Vernissage Thursday 23 May, h 18.00 - 20.30

The exhibition is a dream come true for the artist. The third and final exhibition under the title Homage to Byzantium. The opening exhibition was held in the galeries of the Château de Bourglinster, Luxembourg, The second in Anna Fietta’s Space, Ravenna and the current exhibition in Paris in the prestigious gallery on the Left Bank - Galerie Mona Lisa. 
To have her work in mosaic accepted by an established Fine Art Gallery in the famed Beaux Arts Quartier of Paris. A gallery, which has shown the work of Delaunay and Picabia  and the Dadaists. About 35 new works will be on exhibition - illuminating the artist’s response and her subsequent exploration of light - first understood in when looking at the mosaics  in Ravenna.

Signaled by Elaine M. Goodwin
Personal exhibition of Stefano Mazzotti
Mosaici Contemporanei in Antichi Contesti
Venue: Cripta Rasponi and Giardini Pensili of the Province Palace of Ravenna
Period: March 30 - June 2 2013
Vernissage: Saturday March 30 h 6 p.m.
The exhibition of the mosaicist Stefano Mazzotti entitled Western Autumn is the fifth appointment of the project "Mosaici Contemporanei in Antichi Contesti". The exhibition will be open until June 2 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. closed on Monday.
Ticket 2 euros (ordinary fee for the entrance to the Cripta Rasponi and Giardini Pensili); reduced ticket 1 euro (for groups of at least 15 persons); 0,50 euro for classes.

Fondazione RavennAntica
via Gordini, 27 
casella postale 423
48121 Ravenna
Tel. +39 0544 36136
Fax. +39 0544 242634

Signaled by Rosetta Berardi

Tempo e frammenti 
Exhibition of Felice Nittolo

Venue Museo Civico San Rocco
Via Monti, 5 - Fusignano (Ra) 
period March 29 - June 2 2013

Saturday, sunday and high days. Free entrance
Saturday h 3 - 6 p.m.  high day 10 - 12 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.
Vernissage Friday March 29 h 5 p.m.  

An original exhibition of Felice Nittolo where the mosaic goes beyond the technique and it invades the contemporary art language. The project has been developed in collaboration with teachers of the elementary and middle schools in order to realize workshop and laboratories for the students.

Signaled by Felice Nittolo

Closed Events
Riccardo Licata e
i maestri del mosaico

curated by
Giovanni Granzotto e Antonella Ranaldi

National Museum of Ravenna
Via Fiandrini

"Art of Mosaics" Competition
Museo del Fiume - Nazzano

The Museo del Fiume of Nazzano, Ti Con Zero Association, Social Cooperative ‘Le Mille e Una Notte’ with the patronage of the Municipality of Nazzano and the Regional Nature Reserve Tevere Farfa are organising the 34th Mosaic Competition to be held 25th and 26th May 2013. The aim of the Competition is to respond to the need to offer new stimuli to artistic artisanship in mosaic making.

For further information

Signaled by Alessandro Lugari

Fifteen artist from the America present a site-responsive exhibition of experimental work grounded in the mosaic medium

Inscape Arts, Third Floor Corridor Gallery, 815 Seattle Boulevard S, 98134
Opening: First Thursday, 4 April 2013, 6-10 p.m.
Through 24 May 2013

TRANSPOSITION is a site-responsive exhibition showcasing fifteen artists from the Americas whose work is grounded in the mosaic medium.  The site is Inscape, the arts and culture enclave occupying Seattle’s former Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) building.  Given the familiar metaphor of humanity as a mosaic, the medium's ancient and contemporary associations, and the building’s former and current functions, the invited artists have created work responding to the concept of "transposition", broadly imagined.

Cynthia Fisher. Erin Pankratz-Smith. Jim Bachor. Jo Braun. Karen Kettering Dimit. Kate Jessup. Kelley Knickerbocker. Lynn Adamo. Marcelo de Melo. Michael J. Kruzich. Rachel Sager Lynch. Samantha Holmes & Giulia Alecci. Sonia King. Sophie Drouin. Yulia Hanansen

Artist-Curators: Jo Braun, Kate Jessup, Kelley Knickerbocker

Signaled by Jo Braun

Métier d'Art e Délires de livres 2013
Two exhibitions with Iule Amado Fischgrund

Métier d'Art : de la matière à l'objet


Venue: Nogent-le-Rotrou,

Period: April 6-7 2013, 10 - 17

Vernissage: April 6 till 17h


The exhibition is part of the European Days of Art Crafts and it is organized by the Cultural Association d'Art.


Délires de livres 2013


Venue: Church St André de Chartres

Period: May 27 - 19. Every day till 13.30 to 18.30, monday closed

Vernissage May 4 at 11 


Signaled by Iule Amado Fischgrund

Malle Mozaïek
Exhibition of mosaic

The castle Domein de Renesse, Oostmalle, Belgium will host an international mosaic exhibition and mosaic workshop  for children and adults, during the days of 3-5, 9-12 May.

For further information
Signaled by Natasja Mulder
Lecture Marcelo de Melo
Mosaic Art = Contemporary Art [?]

Venue: Atelier Orit Orpaz - Ramat Hasharon (Tel Aviv area), Israel
10 may 2013

In this lecture, Marcelo de Melo will discuss his works and career. Also, he will give a short review of artists in the field of mosaics and their dialogue with contemporary art.

Signaled by Marcelo de melo
Mosaic Arts International Exhibition
Museum of Glass - Tacoma - WA

The Society of American Mosaic Artists’ (SAMA) annual juried member’s exhibition,Mosaic Arts International, is being held at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, January 26-May 5, 2013.  The exhibit features the carefully selected work of 46 artists from seven countries and significantly is the first exhibition devoted to mosaic art ever curated by the Museum of Glass.  The museum is noted for its distinctive architecture, and collection of 20th and 21st century glass art along with changing exhibitions.
In addition to the juried works, the exhibit will include  the work of Japan’s premier mosaic artist, Toyoharu Kii, who is also the keynote speaker at the annual SAMA Conference
 in Tacoma, April 10-13, 2013.

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