AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

December 2014

Happy Holidays from AIMC 

Wishing you Peace and Joy!

The Golden Rule mosaic was a creation of  the Co-op Mosaico Artistico Veneziano and was based on a painting by Norman Rockwell. Depicting people of all races, religion, creed and hue, the mosaic imparts the message to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you".  Installed at the United Nations to celebrate the organization's 40th anniversary. 
News from the World

Annie Dunlop – Renée Malaval –
Sandrina Van Geel


Rust and Gold

November 22 - December 20, 2014
Opening:  Saturday November 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Michel Vialay, the mayor of Mantes-la-Jolie, and Philippe Allio, Head of Culture, cordially invite you to the opening of this exhibition.
Chapelle Saint-Jacques
13 Bd Duhamel
78200 Mantes-la-Jolie France

-submitted byRosetta Berardi

Iule Amado-Fischgrund


De l'Art pour Noël
Group Exhibition

November 29 - December 14 2014
Opening November 29 at 6:30 p.m.

ATELIER 51 Gallery
51 avenue du Général Leclerc, Alençon, France
Open daily from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition flyer
-submitted by Iule Amado

Art Gallery NiArt Cultura

INES MORIGI BERTI - 100 Years of Mosaic


The Mosaics of Ines Morigi Berti In Comparison With Those Of Her Students

October 18 - January 18, 2015



Details:  biography of Ines Morigi Berti
              press release

-submitted by Felice Nittolo


Invader - The invasion of Ravenna

Curator: Marte
Coordinator: Daniele Torcellini
Venue: Planetario di Ravenna, Giardini Pubblici
Supported by: Comune di Ravenna, Assessorato alla Cultura Ravenna2019
Ditta Pirini Giancarlo and with the collaboration of: MAR - Museo d’Arte della Città Planetario di Ravenna.

Beginning on October 11, 2014, the external facade of the Planetarium of Ravenna will host the permanent installation of a 20 square meters mosaic, created by Invader, an internationally known French artist. For the past 15 years, Invader has been filling the streets with Space Invaders, resurrected from the eponymous late-70s arcade game in which pixelated aliens set out to conquer Earth.

Working under the pseudonym of Invader, the artist has taken the idea behind the game and applied it to the real world by letting Space Invaders break out of the screen and onto the walls of the world’s major cities, as mosaic tiles, where each pixel is a tile. Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Mombasa and Katmandu are some of the “invaded” cities around the world. Now Ravenna, one of the most famous city of the world for its mosaic heritage, is one of them.  More:   1, 2

-submitted by Daniele Torcellini

Ongoing Events

Edda Mally



 International Exhibition of Mosaic as     Contemporary Art

Because of the unusual success of the exhibition in Vienna during the XIV AIMC International Conference, the majority of the artists were convinced to leave their work for another project: Mosaic as Contemporary Art is travelling as a Touring Exhibition. Forty artists from twenty-two nations shall continue to show a variety of expressions of contemporary mosaic.

Current and Next Venues:

  • Museo del Fiume in Nazzano from November 12 to December 7, 2014
  • Cultural Centre of Terlizzi/Bari from December 12 to January 8, 2015 
See complete invitation/brochure here:  page 1    page 2
The above photos are from the exhibition at the Museo del Fiume in Nazanno, Italy , which had two openings, November 12 and November 15.  Edda Mally's letter with continuing details of the touring exhibition, here.

-submitted by Edda Mally

Elaine M. Goodwin

‘Songs of the Desert’ (Touring exhibition, England )
i. The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4ND, England.Thursday October 23 - Saturday December 20, 2014

ii. Wolfson Gallery, Library, School of African and Oriental Studies,  SOAS, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG London, England. January 26 - March 26, 2015
Artist's Statement
‘There is an invisible creator in the desert - the wind - which forms landscapes of continual change . . . The realisation that nothing in this world is permanent is one which has absorbed my thinking for many years. I use the qualities inherent within my materials of gold and glass to manipulate light and to try to fix for eternity something which I know, no longer exists . . . This is the real meaning and lesson of the desert convince us of the only certainty -death -  while telling us that there is only life and perpetual transformation.'  Elaine M. Goodwin. 2014

-submitted by Elaine M.Goodwin
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-submitted by Lila Abdul-Rahim
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