26 Sep 2014
Even as Ravenna, Italy is the eternal steward of mosaic’s Byzantine past, it is also the incubator for the art form’s dynamic future. This is no more evident than in the Young Artists and Mosaic (GAEM) competition, a biennial contest hosted by the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna (MAR) in conjunction with the international mosaic festival, RavennaMosaico. Invited artists under the age of 40 are asked to create works that “should deal with the constitutive, formal & poetic language of mosaic.”
18 Oct 2013
Award-winning works shown at Mosaic Biennale 2013 hosted by the Mosaic Art Association in Japan (MAAJ) September 9th through 11th at the Yokohama Civic Gallery in Amino, Japan.
02 Jul 2013
Just when we thought we had mosaic at the Biennale covered, MAN correspondant Luca Maggio of Ravenna brings us this interview with Zhanna Kadyrova– a shooting star in the Ukranian art scene.
21 Jun 2013
The Egyptian Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale includes stunning mosaics by Mohamed Banawy.
31 Jul 2014
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges. Currently on view at the stunning National Library of Latvia at Riga is “BiblioMosaico”, 34 mosaic interpretations of The Book.
17 Aug 2013
This summer, a new mosaic tradition was born in Florence with the first edition of Musiwa, an international exhibition featuring works from some of the medium’s most important and revered artists.
28 Jun 2013
A chance encounter in Ravenna led to several large-scale mosaic works appearing in painter Domingo Zapata’s exhibition, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, at the Pallazo da Mula Morosini on the Grand Canal during Venice’s 55th Annual Biennale.
05 Apr 2014
“Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014″ showcases the vibrancy of the American mosaic scene by presenting multiple works by 8 artists in the monumental mosaic environment, Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens in South Philadelphia.
31 Jul 2013
“Art of Mosaics: Piecing It Together” is a fine and robust first foray into the world of contemporary mosaic for Boston’s Fuller Craft Museum. With over 30 objects running the gamut from the familiar to the revelatory in jewelry, sculpture and wall pieces, the show also has a strong local focus.
22 Jun 2013
Our exploration of mosaic at the 2013 Venice Biennale which began with Mohamed Banawy’s mosaic contributions to the Egyptian Pavilion continues with quick looks at three wildly different works by artists from Italy, Iceland and Wales.