AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

april 2013

New AIMC Logo

Dear mosaic friends, with this newsletter we introduce the new AIMC logo, which will be the association’s signature from now on. We hope you like it as much as we do.

Nikos Tolis
AIMC President

Logo designed and kindly offered by AIMC member Ioannis Touliatos

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

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

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

International Symposium on Mosaic Art
An international event in the field of cultural tourism, artistic, expert and scientific research in the field of mosaic art
“Mosaic City”, Porec, Istria, Croatia 15-30 / 04 / 2013

By bringing together all relevant international and local artists in this field for a professional, scientific, cultural and artistic event every year, we wish to provide the prerequisites and technical conditions for the creation of new and valuable cultural and artistic works, which would make the city of Porec; well-known and featured on the international tourist map as an artistic site unique for its valuable collection of ancient and modern mosaic works.

Through international networking and activism, art and culture, each year in Porec; we intend to endorse a dozen new artists, who we will welcome, accommodate and give the opportunity to work and create works of art that will forever adorn the streets and squares of the city. 
Large-scale mosaics, mosaic sculptures and miniatures, will cover new parts of the city, its corners and nooks. They will cover up and tone down the discrepancies between the old and the new, they will make the lives of the citizens and their guests colorful and joyful.

At the end of each symposium, we will send out into the world new ambassadors of art, who will tell stories about a small coastal town and new artistic inspiration - “Mosaic City”.

Signaled by Dean Jovicevic

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

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

"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

Ongoing Events

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

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.

For further information:

Riccardo Licata e
i maestri del mosaico

curated by
Giovanni Granzotto e Antonella Ranaldi

National Museum of Ravenna
Via Fiandrini

Closed Events

Lecture: A Identidade Musiva na Arte Contemporânea 

Depósito do Mosaico – Curitiba, Brasil
12 April 2013 

In this lecture, Marcelo de Melo will explores the 'identity' of mosaic art in contemporary fine art practice [fragmentation, repetition & modulation]. Note: this lecture is in Portuguese. 

Signaled by Marcelo de Melo

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.  

For further information

Signaled by Fernanda Tollemeto
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