AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

September 2015

Notes from the President

Dear members and friends of AIMC,
I am pleased to take this opportunity to inform you about the latest updates related to upcoming AIMC events.
1. RavennaMosaico
RavennaMosaico First International Contemporary Mosaic Festival, 4th Edition 

 October 10 – November 8, 2015
The time for the RavennaMosaico festival approaches!  A very important exhibition at the festival, “Opere dal Mondo-Works of the World”, will present the work of the following selected artists:

Safaa Abd El Salam, Karen Ami, Anik Chaima Appert Ligonnet, Annie Archimandritou, Harriet Backer, Sergio Belacchi, Kina Bogdanova, Monika Capol, Hugo Cleeren,  Catherine Contogiorgi,  Silvia Danelutti, Maher Dawoud, Thomas Denker, Orode Deoro, Gary Drostle, Tanya Dubovskaya, Elaine M. Goodwin, Iliya Iliev, Mato Ioannidou, Kim Jae Hee, Aiste Kanapickaite, Nirit Keren, Joanna Kessel, Toyoharu Kii, Sonia King, Artemis Klitsi, Magdalena Kracik, Britta Kuth, Luigi La Ferla, Marie Odile Laurent, Anne Cecile Lopez, Mikelis Markidis, Clement Miteran, Kostas Mountzouris, Iliana Ortega, Demetrio Piccoli, Andrea Poma – Melissa Moliterno, Biljana Pop Stefanija, John Sollinger, Susanne Spahi, Fernanda Tollemeto.

Special dinner event
So that AIMC members attending the festival can meet and get to know each other better, AIMC is organizing a special dinner event for members. Further details will be sent soon by the AIMC Secretariat

The 10th of October, la Notte d’ Oro is coming up soon.  Lets meet in Ravenna! 

2. XV International AIMC Congress: 
 May 18 - 21, 2016 Spilimbergo - Italy

Preparations by the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, continue. You can see the latest updates from the Scuola, by visiting the AIMC webpage at the following link:

For any further information please contact the organizers at:

International Mosaic Exhibition at Spilimbergo
All AIMC members can participate in this exhibition taking place from May 18-22, 2016 during the AIMC Congress.  Details on how to submit your work will be sent in time, by Spilimbergo organizers.  

The application period for the First Edition of the PAS contest has concluded. Twenty-six applications were submitted, and 23 of them were accepted as valid. The participants come from 8 different countries. We congratulate them all!

Academy of the Fine Arts, University ofZagreb
College di archittetura del Kyrgyzstan
BARO ELOISE Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli France
Accademia di belle Arti di Ravenna
Accademia di Belle Arti SantaGiulia di Brescia
Accademia di belle Arti di Ravenna
Accademia di Belle Arti SantaGiulia di Brescia
DEL SIGNORE ILARIA Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli Italia
NationalAcademy of ArtsSofia Bulgaria
EL REGAILY SALSABIL Free University of Berlin Egypt
Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna
FELCHER ANNACHIARA Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli Italia
Academy of the Fine Arts, Athens
Academy of the Fine Arts, Univerity ofZagreb
Faculty  of Fine Arts, HelwanUniversity, Cairo
Academy of the Fine Arts, Univerity ofZagreb
Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, Milano
Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, Milano
Accademia di belle Arti di Ravenna
Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna
SILVERIO NOEMI Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli Italia
Academy of the Fine Arts, Univerity  ofZagreb
Faculty of Fine Arts, HelwanUniversity,Cairo.
Soon, the jury will choose the 3 works which will receive the 3 respective awards.

The exhibition is open to all participants in the contest and will take place at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna, from November 6 – 24, 2015. The participants will be notified accordingly.

We look forward to your joining in these special events!

Nikos Tolis
AIMC President

News from the World


                                                          FOURTH EDITION

Libri d’artista in tessere musive

international exhibition
Giuliano Babini
Harriet Backer
Kina Bogdanova
Luciano Bonzini
Raffaella Ceccarossi
Lea Ciambelli
Tatiana Dubovskaya
Ilze Egle
Saafa Abd El Salam
Valeria Ercolani
Elaine M.Goodwin
Magdalena Kracik
Renée Malaval
Edda Mally
Stefano Mazzotti
Franc Paci
Almuth Schöps
Lillian Sizemore
Enzo Tinarelli
Fernanda Tollemeto
October 11 - November 8, 2015

Opening Sunday October 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. 

Edizioni del Girasole – via G. Pasolini 45 – Ravenna - Italy
Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday; Sunday and holidays closed.

After the success of the previous editions of Bibliomosaico, hosted in Paray-le-Monial (France) July 2010, in Chartres (France) October 2012, in Riga (Latvia) June 2014, and in Obernai (France) August 2015, the review of the artist's books is back in its original venue with the same characteristics but with new works.

The exhibition Bibliomosaico was conceived by Rosetta Berardi in 2009 during the International Festival of Contemporary Mosaic RavennaMosaico; a thematic exhibition originated with the intention of stimulating mosaicists to think about the shape of a book meant to be the representation of a “book object”. That is the creation of a book which creates a desire to look at it but not to read it, a kind of  “not a book”, a “book object”, a book which, although it has lost its content of words, has gained its own specific conceptual meaning of an open work with which the artist can create new forms. So it is not a question of a book that becomes a work of art but rather a work of art that suggests a book. 

The works, made for the space that houses the Edizioni del Girasole, will be exhibited among the actual paper books.

For further information:  Edizioni del Girasole S.r.l. via G. Pasolini, 45 - 48121 Ravenna 

-submitted by Artemis Klitsi

Mosaic Art Association in Japan

20th Anniversary Exhibition and Mosaic Abroad Exhibition

September 15 - 27, 2015

 At the Yokohama Civic Art Gallery of Azamino 

The Mosaic Art Association in Japan was launched in 1995, and this year in 
order to celebrate the vigentennial, we are presenting the regular 
exhibition "Mosaic 2015" plus a special exhibition "Mosaic Abroad".

"Mosaic Abroad" will show the work of eleven invited artists:
Marco de Luca, Verdiano Marzi, Felice Nittolo, Dugald MacInnes, Giulio Menossi,    Karen Ami, Emma Biggs, Pamela Irving, Luca Barberini, CaCo3, Lynne Chinn
-submitted by Toyoharu Kii

5th Biennial Mosaic of Curitiba

Nature Lovers and Dreams

August 19 - September 27, 2015
Mezanino do Memorial de Curitiba

This is the largest mosaic exhibition in Brazil!
Produced by Leticia Melara - Curated by Bea Pereira

-submitted by Leticia Melara

Donatella Nicolardi


“Io donna, …come IO mi vuoi”

Travelling Exhibition

August 23 - November 15, 2015


Gallipoli (LE) – Circolo La Fenice, Lecce - Officine Cantelmo ed Ex Conservatorio Sant’Anna, Campi Salentina (LE) – Casa Prato. And other dates to be determined.

Gallipoli (LE): August 23-September 4; Lecce: September 12-20 Officine Cantelmo; Campi (LE): October 17-25; Lecce: November 7-15 Ex Conservatorio Sant’Anna.

Artist: Donatella Nicolardi; Writer: Maria Neve Arcuti.
Rassegna Culturale della Provincia di Lecce PARIIDEE

-submitted by Donatella Nicolardi

Nathalie Chaulaic

Exposition de mosaïque contemporaine

 September 4, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

At Chapelle du Séminaire, boulevard Léon Cladel, 82200 Moissac

Les Fabricants d'Art and 18 exhibitors are pleased to invite you to the opening of the 4th edition of OPUS.

See more information here.

-submitted by Nathalie Chaulaic

Ongoing Events

Marco De Luca


Materia & luce

June 21  - October 17,  2015
Opened Saturday, June 20, 2015

L e  g r a n di  m o s t r e  n e i  Sa s s i
Roch churches - Sasso Barisano
Madonna delle Virtù and San Nicola dei Greci

Invitation here.

-submitted by Marco De Luca

Felice Nittolo

Felice Nittolo - Guest of Honor
at the 7th Biennale of Contemporary Mosaic Obernai

August 8 - September 6, 2015
Opening Saturday, August 8, at 11:00 a.m.
Cour Athic, Obernai, France

".... And for the love of mosaic, for the love of the poetry of the mosaics of Ravenna in particular, forty-five years ago, Felice Nittolo left his hometown Capriglia Irpina, Naples, to settle in the capital of mosaic and become a Ravennato, where the mosaic continued to seduce him, until it swallowed him completely. As some accede to religion, Felice Nittolo acceded to mosaic; mosaic has become his life. He teaches mosaic at the Art Institute. He writes about mosaic. He publishes papers on mosaic sharing his findings on the origins of the resurgence of mosaic in the last century in Ravenna and also publishes the only works available covering the great 20th Century masters of mosaic in Ravenna. He is curator of exhibitions in Ravenna where he opened the NiArt Gallery, Piazza Anastagi.  NiArt Gallery is a place that - through many events - gave visibility to young artists who came from all over the world to study in Ravenna with the "After" project, which evolved from 1991 to 2001.

For the breadth of his work, for the relevance of his approach, Felice Nittolo is a singular artist. "Singularity is subversive," wrote Edmond Jabès. An artist who chooses the language of mosaic can be subversive? Or is the mosaic subversive by nature, because each tessera exists only for its singularity, its uniqueness, its difference in shape, cut, nature, inclination, and light compared to its neighbor one, and each element transmits its uniqueness to the whole? " . . .    - Renee Malaval

See full invitation here.

-submitted by Felice Nittolo

Edda Mally    



"Mosaic as Contemporary Art”
Touring Exhibition

Cisternino, Italy

This exhibition is the 8th showing of the Touring Exhibition which began after the XIV AIMC International Congress in Vienna.  The exhibition has been seen in many different venues in Austria and Italy.  


" . . . With our mosaics this time we are guests in a well known school, situated next to the famous historical centre of the city . . . "  (more)

-submitted by Edda Mally


Libri d’artista in tessere musive

August 8 - September 8, 2015

International Mosaic Festival , Obernai, France

Artists involved:  Karen Ami - Henry Noël Aubry - Gérard Brand - Sara Calfapietra – Silvia Casavecchia - Silvana Costa - Sophie Drouin - Giovanna Galli - Néstor Garramone - Sue Giannotti - Samantha Holmes - Pamela Irving - Sonia King - Toyoharu Kii - Artemis Klitsi - Pavlos Mavromatidis - Luciana Notturni - Matteo Randi - Sabine Schuele - Giovanna Tinnirello Sammito - Nikos Tolis - Stefano Mazzotti - Julie Richey - Verdiano Marzi - Matylde Trawcescka - Kazumi Kurihara - Kina Bogdanova - Felice Nittolo - Giuliano Babini - Valeria Ercolani - Arianna Gallo - Renée Malaval - Mélanie Lanoë - Atsou Suzumura - Elisa Simoni - Salvatore Sebaste - Teresa Pollidoro - Fernanda Tollemeto - Silvia Naddeo - Luca Barberini.

This exhibition is the brainchild of Bibliomosaico Rosetta Berardi, whose intention is to stimulate a reflection on the form of the book, on the representation of an object "book", which begs to be watched and read; a book "no book"; a "book object"; a book that despite having lost its content of words, has gained its own specific conceptual meaning of open work. It is an exercise in creativity which communicates, through the language of the mosaic, its own free expressive independence. This is not the book that becomes a work, but work that becomes or recalls the book.
-submitted by Artemis Klitsi
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