“Antique Mosaic meets contemporary mosaic”
Dear mosaic friends,
At the 11th congress in Gaziantep(Turkey) the General Assembly was highly pleased about the proposal which was made by Mr.Nikos Tolis, to carry out the next congress 2010 in Greece, a country where the comprehension and execution of mosaic was born 600 years before Christ,
a technique which is still valid up to our days.
But living in the 21st century the mosaic artists worldwide take up the challenge to develop new ideas and ways for creating mosaic works of our times. Especially in a country with a strong Byzantine heritage, in particular in ecclesiastical environment. So, the coming congress in Greece might give a good opportunity to show contemporary mosaic in this field.
I’m sure that this congress in Greece will have a great resonance and I hope you might be able to join this congress stimulated by curious interest full of expectations.
It is also planned again to provide for the Congress participants a wonderful sightseeing tour to the most interesting locations of mosaic and other outstanding unique archaeological places throughout the country of the Occident origin from October 5th to 9th.
Manfred Hoehn AIMC President
President of the Congress: Nikos Tolis
Date: 30th September to October 4th 2010
Venue: Amphitheatre at the B.M.Teocharaki Foundation of Arts and Music in the centre
of the city, next to the Syntagma Square
Concept: Oral presentations, visual show, panel discussions, poster exhibition
Topics: Contemporary mosaic as art form
Contemporary mosaic in architecture and urban environment
Traditional mosaic – iconography and décor
Antique mosaics – new discoveries at archaeological sites
Presentations of Mosaic schools and manufactors
Poster exhibition: The posters should have the dimension 100 x 70 cm showing
images of contemporary mosaic as art works, in architecture or in
These posters must be produced by the mosaicist himself and forwarded to
Every poster exhibitor can bring along in his hand luggage a mosaic sample
showing materials and texture.
This is the approximate congress program depending of the numbers of the people who want to make a contribution:
°Arrival day, September 30th 2010
°Day 1, Friday October 1 : Morning: Opening session, opening of the poster exhibition
Afternoon: Contemporary mosaic presentations
°Day 2, Saturday October 2: Morning: Contemporary mosaic in architecture
and urban environment. Presentations
Afternoon: Antique mosaics, new discoveries at archaeological sites
°Day 3, Sunday October 3 : Morning: Contemporary mosaic presentations, mosaic schools
and manufactures. Presentations
Afternoon: Antique mosaic, panel discussions
°Day 4, Monday October 4 : Morning: AIMC General Assembly
Afternoon: Beginning of sightseeing tour through Athens
Evening : Final party of the congress
Languages: The official congress language is English. Simultaneous translation is provided.
The time for each speaker is limited to 15-20 minutes depending on the number of the
Curriculum vitae: All new associates who want to contribute posters or reports or presentations must forward a CD to our office in Ravenna containing the CV and photo images of their art works before May 30, 2010.
Participation fee:. Regular participant – 30 Euro.
Student – 15 Euro.