13 Jul 2013
A sunny spring day in Ravenna. A studio filled with paintings and mosaics. A student […]
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.
20 Apr 2013
At any gathering of contemporary mosaic artists, the question of “What’s it going to take to advance the art form/genre/medium?” is likely to arise. One of two positions is usually taken: Change the Status Quo or Work Within the Status Quo – the Status Quo being the current hierarchy of the Greater Art World. Last October, during the British Association of Modern Mosaic’s annual Forum at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the question arose briefly during the organization’s General Meeting. The conversation, which focused on the Tate Modern’s continued refusal to show mosaic, was continued in the organization’s newsletter “Grout.” Read these thoughtful “head-to-head” arguments from Paul Bentley, BAMM’s Chairman 1999-2005 and the current Chairman, Gary Drostle.
13 Mar 2013
How wonderful. A venue for the Society of American Mosaic Artist’s (SAMA) annual member show, Mosaic Arts International, that is a perfect fit. Tacoma’s Museum of Glass (MOG) has all the right stuff to showcase contemporary mosaic splendidly. The internationally-known museum has the architecture and lighting to make mosaic literally and figuratively shine. More important, MOG has a natural kinship with mosaic through the medium of glass.
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.
11 May 2013
When the contemporary mosaic collection of the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna (MAR) […]
30 Mar 2013
The largest mosaic installation in South American continues to grow under leadership of Isidora Paz López.
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.
23 Mar 2013
Miss Marble, Lillian Sizemore, goes deep into the heart of Los Angeles to solve another mosaic mystery – this one drenched in Texas Tea. (Oil, that is. Black Gold . . .)