AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

march 2013

RavennaMosaico 2013
International Festival of Contemporary Mosaic

Deadline has been extended until 26th April

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

OpenCall for participation

International Prize  GAEM
Young Artists and Mosaic

The Art Museum of the City of Ravenna announces the Second Edition of the International Prize  GAEM – Young Artists and Mosaic.
The prize aims at promoting the 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 on Mosaic is sponsored by the Ravenna Province and the Region Emilia Romagna. The competition will award both mosaic materials and prize money, the mounting of an important collective exhibition at the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna and the publication in a catalogue of the selected artworks.
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.

Notice of competition
Registration form

International Contemporary Mosaic Art Exibition 

©WA Worldartist Art Culture and People, Perseo Jewelry School Firenze, AGT and AIMC are pleased to invite the members of the association and not only,   to propose their own works for exhibitions that illustrate the relationship between the mosaic and the city, under the theme "Mosaic Reflections " and to participate in the finalists’ exhibition at the Palazzo Esposizioni Comunale, where the Award ©MUSIWArt will be granted. The event will involve 1) exhibition spaces of the Metropolitan Area of Florence in a path dedicated to the contemporaneity of the  mosaic art and 2) the finalists’ exhibition, the ”Premio Internazionale ©MUSIWArt”, which will take place at the Galleria of the Palazzo Esposizioni Comunale, Florence.
We, therefore, invite you to fill out a request for participation and send it together with a brief description of your  activity, until March 30th, 2013. Artists from all over the world may participate with a maximum number of three artworks.

Venues: Florence (Palazzo Esposizioni Comunale) and Metropolitan area of Florence (Impruneta - Lastra a Signa - Pontassieve)

Dates: From June 1st till July 15th. Exhibitions  ©MUSIWA (Metropolitan area of Florence - Impruneta - Lastra a Signa - Pontassieve). From July 5th till July 16th. Palazzo Esposizioni Comunale Exhibition of  Premio ©MUSIWArt Finalists, Florence.

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News from the world

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

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

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

Mosaico Oggi

Cultural Association Arte e Design


Venue: Bracciano
Periodo March 21 - April 21 2013

Mosaico Oggi is a rich program of events, debates, conferences which comprises the VII International Exhibition “Mosaico Oggi” where the selected works of the contest dedicated to the design of a mosaic for external space, to the knowledge of contemporary mosaic, and to the study of ancient and today mosaic. The aim of the program is to stimulate new interests on contemporary mosaic, to encourage researches, experimentations and creativity.  

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Signaled by Fernanda Tollemeto

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.

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Signaled by Natasja Mulder

"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.

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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

Ongoing Events

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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Riccardo Licata e
i maestri del mosaico

curated by
Giovanni Granzotto e Antonella Ranaldi

National Museum of Ravenna
Via Fiandrini

Closed Events

Exposition Mosaïque
Centre Culturel Communal
Maurice-Utrillo Pierrefitte

From 11th till 23th March. Opening saturday 9th March at 17.30. Works made by Nathalie Benoist d'Estiveau, Julian Modica, Pierre-marie Lastennet, Aurore Laty, Marie-Laure Besson, Matko kezele, Melaine Lanoe, Clément Miteran, Ruth Minola, Carole Boubli, Agnes Bethlen.

Place Jean-Jaurès - 93380 Pierrefitte

For further information 01 72 09 35 73
Signaled by Carole Boubli
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