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5th Edition - Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaics

Throughout the city

Ravenna (RA)

From October 7th to November 26th, 2017, artworks and artists from all around the world meet in Ravenna for the occasion of the 5th edition of RavennaMosaico - Rassegna Biennale di Mosaico Contemporaneo (Biennial exhibition of contemporary mosaics).

Monuments, museums, cloisters and symbolic places of the city will become exceptional galleries where ancient and contemporary art will be in constant dialogue through exhibitions, presentations, meetings and specific installations.

Date: the event will be held from Oct 07, 2017 to Nov 26, 2017

Event timetable: see the complete programme on the Ravennamosaico website


There are two major events in this year's edition: the exhibition "Montezuma, Fontana, Mirko. La scultura in mosaico dalle origini ad oggi" - curated by Alfonso Panzetta with the collaboration of Daniele Torcellini - at MAR Museum, will exhibit 140 masterpieces to admire very closely. At Palazzo Rasponi delle Teste, the event "SICIS Destinazione Micromosaico. Alla scoperta di un universo tanto immenso quanto immensamente piccolo" will take place to celebrate 30 years of activity of one of the greatest excellences of international design.

The Old Franciscan Cloisters will host "Opere dal Mondo", a selection of works from diverse international artists, partners of AIMC, while in the Manica Lunga of the Classense Library don't miss the 4th edition of "GAEM - Giovani Artisti e Mosaico", dedicated to all artists under 40 who use the mosaic technique in traditional or experimental ways.
Always at the historic library there will also be an exhibition dedicated to artist Silvia Celeste Calcagno, curated by Davide Caroli in collaboration with the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, and the project Fabulae by Accademia di Belle Arti (School of Fine Arts) of Ravenna, a container of multiple events surrounded by a fascinating interweaving of stories.

At the National Museum several important solo exhibitions will be presented: "Geografie a ritroso" is dedicated to Felice Nittolo, curated by Emanuela Fiori and Giovanni Gardini; "Rappresentazione anonima", curated by MARTe association and Emanuela Fiori, is dedicated to Clément Miteran; "Transizione", curated by Daniele Torcellini and Roberta Bertozzi, is dedicated to Matylda Tracewska. The Museum will also host "Il colore della scultura" curated by Laura Gavioli.

Two Unesco monuments will open their ancient doors for site-specific installations by artist Marco de Luca, curated by Linda Kniffitz, Emanuela Fiori and Sandra Manara: "Sudario" at the Arian Baptistery and "Chimera" at the Mausoleum of Theoderic.

In addition, other spaces, ateliers and art galleries of the city will host displays, performances and solo exhibitions dedicated to the mosaic and its infinite facets.

But RavennaMosaico is also...
In the different mosaic ateliers of the city, you can visit a type of collective artwork dedicated to Dante's Inferno entitled "Inferno in bottega. La Commedia di Dante alla luce del mosaico" composed of single creations. Together with other exhibitions, plenty of space will be devoted to the preservation of artworks thanks to the Laboratorio di Restauro del Mosaico del Museo di Classe, that completed the restoration of the copy of the Madonna in Trono of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.

A meeting entitled "Le forme dell'Arte in città: il mosaico contemporaneo", organised by the Università Scuola Superiore Studi Città e Territorio, will deal with the topic of the relationship between street furniture and mosaic art.

And finally, artistic and social values will give life to the project of the association DisOrdine which aimes at the redevelopment of the urban zone in front of the ancient prison of Ravenna with an intervention inspired by the maze of the Basilica of San Vitale and the direct participation of the imprisoned.

Entrance: free entry

RavennaMosaico is promoted and organised by the Municipality of Ravenna with the precious contribution of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ravenna, of the Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna and Marcegaglia Carbon Steel

Information and Booking Centre

MAR - Ravenna Art Museum
Via di Roma, 13 - 48121 Ravenna - Phone: ++39 0544 482477 - 482356 - Fax: ++39 0544 212092
Weekday timetable:

9am - 6pm (Tuesday - Saturday). Closed on Monday.

Weekend timetable:

closed except 1st November, 8th and 26th December, 6th January, Easter, Easter Monday, 25th April, 1st May and 2nd June

By Ravenna editorial staff (Sep 27, 2017)

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