AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

October 2015


 First International Contemporary Mosaic Festival, 4th Edition 
 October 10 – November 8, 2015  


Dear AIMC members and friends, 
This newsletter is dedicated to the opening of the Ravennamosaico festival, with the NOTTE D' ORO, October 10 only one night away! Please see the festival program here and the website:
Be sure to visit the AIMC showcase, located on the ground floor of the Ravenna Town Hall, near the news stand in the Piazza del Popolo.
This newsletter includes the invitations for the exhibition openings of two of our honorary members, Sergio Cicognani of Ravenna and Iliya Iliev of Sofia.
Please find their news below, together with the other exciting mosaic news.
Enjoy the celebration of mosaic!
Nikos Tolis
AIMC President                                                    

Hommage to Sergio Cicognani

A Master of the Mosaic Art of Ravenna


Opening Saturday, October 10, 11:00 a.m.
Exhibition from October 10 - 30, 2015
Curated by di Enzo Tinarelli

Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts of Ravenna
Via delle Industrie 76, Ravenna
An exhibition of the artworks of the master, a former student of the Accademia during the years 1946-48.  In 1948, he became a member of the Gruppo Mosaicisti of the Accademia, A painter and mosaic artist, he has worked with various internationally acknowledged artists to create their mosaic cartoons, including: Mattieu, Severini, Guttuso, Kokoschka, Saetti, Treccani, Mattioli, Gutman, and Zancaro. He has taught mosaic technique at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Ravenna, the CISIM  of Lido Adriano; and the School for Mosaic Restoration at the Superintendency of Ravenna, producing numerous generations of mosaicists.

Visiting hours: daily 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 4-6:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

For more information concerning the other exhibitions, please see the program for the NOTTE D’ ORO:

-submitted by Felice Nittolo


Retrospective Solo Exhibition of Iliya Iliev

Sofia, Bulgaria
Opening November 16, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

-submitted by Ilia Iliev


Joël Barguil, Gérard Brand, Valerie Colombel

Gerard Brand

Valerie Colombel

Monumentality and lightness:  France in mosaics

October 3 - November 8, 2015

Curated by Rosetta Berardi and Linda Kniffitz

Palazzo Rasponi di Ravenna, entrance via Luca Longhi, 9
Visiting hours: daily 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

The spaces in the atrium of the Palazzo Rasponi accommodate the complex works of three famous French artists, Joël Barguil, Gérard Brand, Valerie Colombel, who express themselves with monumental, but at the same time, transparent and light mosaic works. An ambivalence which dissolves into a subtle and emotional balance.

-submitted by Rosetta Berardi

Luca Barberini 

Storie su cittadini al di sopra di ogni sospetto

October 10 - 31, 2015
Opening Sunday October 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

niArt Gallery - Via Anastagi, 4a/6, Ravenna

Presented by Felice Nittolo - Curated by Daniele Torcellini - Produced by Marte Associazione Culturale in collaboration with niArt Gallery with the support of Ravenna Municipality Department of Culture

Luca Barberini will inaugurate his first personal exhibition - Storie su Cittadini al di Sopra di Ogni Sospetto. It is curated by Daniele Torcellini at the NiArt Gallery, with a presentation by Felice Nittolo on October 11 at 6:00 pm, as part of the International Contemporary Mosaic Festival. Luca Barberini’s works, bordering on pop-surrealism, portray the dramas, psychodramas, perversions and routines of our society, with both collective dimensions and driven individualism. His incisive multicoloured and unrestrained expression has reduced mosaic art to a handful of tesserae, placed with the urgency of improvisation. This exhibition is part of the project O(Ax)=dO(Am) - Equazione Impossibile. It was curated by Marte Associazione Culturale, which also hosted two collective shows in 2011 and 2013 where mosaic artists and artists of other mediums exchanged cultures and ideas. In 2015, this project evolved to concentrate on some of the most interesting artistic explorations with roots in the mosaic language. Two individual exhibitions, Luca Barberini and CaCO3, launch a journey into the variety of possibilities that mosaic art offers today, underlining the vitality of an expressive art that never ceases to surprise. 

-submitted by Luca Barberini


                                                          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 Kracík Štorkánová
Renée Malaval
Edda Mally
Stefano Mazzotti
Franc Paci
Julie Richey
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

Iule Amado


October 31, 2015 - January 4, 2016
HAZEBROUCK: Centre Socio-éducatif,
Degroote Hazebrouck France
 IULE AMADO-FISCHGRUND Participation collective parrainée par Gérard BRAND
Le vernissage aura lieu le 31 octobre à partir de 10h à la galerie du CSE suivi à 11h du vernissage de l’exposition “Gérard BRAND” au musée des Augustins et à 16h de l’évènement “Autour de la Pierre Bleue” à l’église St Eloi. Les 3 lieux sont situés dans un rayon de 400 m.
Un repas sera organisé le 31 octobre à 19h.

-submitted by Iule Amado-Fishgrund 
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