31 Jan 2015
Having broken through the modern mosaic barrier at the Victoria and Albert Museum with a four-wheeled, two-ton protest against the death penalty, “The Tiki Love Truck”, craftivist Carrie Reichardt was given the extraordinary opportunity to expand her role in the museum’s ground-breaking Disobedient Objects exhibit (July 25, 2014 – February 1, 2015) with a project that would transform the front of that venerable institution.
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.
Entering Through The Gift Shop: Carrie Reichardt’s “Tiki Love Truck” in the V&A’s “Disobedient Objects”
19 Jan 2015
“Renegade potter” and craftivist Carrie Reichardt’s two-ton mosaic protest against the death penalty, The Tiki Love Truck, literally went right through the front door AND the gift shop and then over the opus criminale mosaic floors of the V&A to become a highlight of the museum’s groundbreaking exhibit Disobedient Objects (July 20, 2014-February 1, 2015).
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.
21 Nov 2014
Association les 3Rs, the organization which produces the biennial Les Recontres des Internationales de Mosaïque de Chartres (International Mosaic Encounters in Chartres), has announced the winners of the 2014 Prix Picassiette Prizes. The event is a marvelous mash-up that places accomplished masters next to enthusiastic newcomers in the sublimely beautiful Chapelle du Lycée Fulbert.
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.