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.
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.
01 Jun 2013
The most exciting exhibit we saw in conjunction with the Society of American Mosaic Artist’s (SAMA) annual conference in Tacoma, WA last April was Transposition, a site-specific group show mounted at INScape – a former Immigration and National Services Building (INS). Curated by participating artists Jo Braun, Kate Jessup and Kelley Knickerbocker, Transpositions asked the 15 invited artists to consider the “liminal” nature of both the historical use of the building and the state of the mosaic medium.
04 May 2013
South African born artist Sonya Louro Do Rego is interviewed by Ravenna-based art historian, curator and blogger.
13 Jul 2013
A sunny spring day in Ravenna. A studio filled with paintings and mosaics. A student […]
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.
18 May 2013
We asked Sonia King, the first American artist to be acquired by the Museo d’Arte della Citta di Ravenna (MAR), to look back on her progression as a mosaicist and select works that she thinks of as personal milestones – works that were key turning points or launch pads for what came next in her artistic progression. She obliged us with the six works and personal thoughts below that cover a period of time from 1999 to 2011. One could think of it as a “master class” in the exploration of the core components of mosaic.
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.
11 May 2013
When the contemporary mosaic collection of the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna (MAR) […]