CURRENT and UPCOMING EVENTS:
RAVENNA MOSAICO Biennale, Ravenna Italy
Lillian’s NEW WORK will appear at
BIBLIOMOSAICO, 4th EDITION ARTIST BOOKS in MOSAIC
10 October – 8 November 2015
Opening night / Inaugurazione: Sunday October 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Edizioni del Girasole – via G. Pasolini 45 – Ravenna – Italy
Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday; Sunday and holidays closed.
Curated by editor and artist Rosetta Berardi #bibliomosaico
The exhibition Bibliomosaico was conceived by Rosetta Berardi in 2009 during the International Festival of Contemporary Mosaic RavennaMosaico; a thematic exhibition originated with the intention of stimulating mosaicists to think about the shape of a book meant to be the representation of a “book object”. That is the creation of a book which creates a desire to look at it but not to read it, a kind of “not book”, a “book object”, a book which, although it has lost its content of words, has gained its own specific conceptual meaning of an open work with which the artist can create new forms. So it is not a question of a book that becomes a work of art but rather a work of art that suggests a book. The works, made for especially for the space they occupy at the Edizioni del Girasole, will be exhibited in fact amongst the paper books.
ARTISTS for 4th EDITION, 2015
Saafa Abd El Salam
Read more about the event, covering 2014-2009
JUNE 9-21 2015 – Lillian was invited by veteran mosaicist Maestro Giulio Menossi as one of 11 international mosaicists to participate in the 1st International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic. Taking place near the historic area of Udine, Italy we were each teamed with one of the area’s famous furniture manufacturers to RE-INVENT and transform a CHAIR from their collections. Lillian’s sponsor is the BILLIANI company, a 4th generation company specialising in wood seating for the restaurant and hospitality industries. Working in the Menossi studio during a 10-day residency, Lillian transformed Billiani’s “W” lounge chairs. Lillian developed drawings, communicated and collaborated directly with Luigi Billiani and his artisans at the factory, and they manipulated the W into “Baccelli d’Amore/ Love Pods”, in which Lillian interpreted the origins of seating through the Lotus thrones of seated meditation. The mosaic work reflected concepts of dark and light, yin and yang, using the four elements of fire, air, water and earth. The mosaic materials incorporated clay, stone, glass, gold, and even pieces of 100-year-old roofing tiles into the Twin Seed Pods of the lotus flower. The Billiani Company will have these chairs as part of their permanent collection.
In Italian Original:
MUSIVARIIUM FESTIVAL in CLAUIANO ITALY
Lillian has organised TWO Rare Exclusive Tours of the GEORGE EHLING MOSAIC HOUSE This is a must-see visionary environment, a lifetime of creative inspiration! George himself will lead the tour which takes about 2 hours, followed by light refreshments and Q&A.
Tour Dates 2015
Saturday, March 14, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Presenting my lecture: LOD 2.0 Above and Below at the 2013 British Mosaic Forum, on Sat. Sept. 28, London, UK
here is the link for all the details:
I will be speaking at the Society of American Mosaic Artists 2013 American Mosaic Summit, Tacoma WA
April 10-14, 2013
Saturday April 13
|2:30pm – 3:30pm||Lillian Sizemore||Convention Center: Ballroom CD|
THE WORLD OF MOSAIC: A 1956 Film Revival presented by Lillian Sizemore
Mosaic historian and artist, Lillian Sizemore, revives the scholarship of the past to share with today’s makers. She brings to SAMA-Tacoma a high-definition revival of the 1956 documentary “The World of Mosaic”. The film, narrated by Hollywood actor Richard Widmark, surveys mosaic from earliest ancient times into America’s post-war building boom, as the filmmakers follow the making of a large-scale architectural mural for the Los Angeles Police Facilities Building, by well-known American mosaicist, Joseph L. Young. The film includes classic scenes of Los Angeles in mid-century heyday, putting the American mosaic movement into perspective within the chronology of mosaic history. Conference attendees will be among the first viewers to partake in this bit of cinema revival, viewing a state-of-the-art digital restoration from the original 16mm film. The session opens with an introduction by Sizemore, using stunning vintage imagery and excerpts from interviews with the film’s producer, Ernest D. Rose, a Q&A session after the 28 minute film.
Lillian Sizemore Bio
Sizemore holds degrees in Fine Art and Italian from Indiana University, studied History of Art at Universitá di Bologna, and studied mosaics at Studio Arte del Mosaico in Ravenna, Italy, with Luciana Notturni, among many others. Lillian is an invited speaker and visiting artist at museums including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, San Francisco’s Legion of Honor, Chicago’s Field Museum and the V&A in London. She is a contributing writer for Mosaic Art NOW.com Her mosaic practice informs her scholarly work. She lives in London where she is a doctoral researcher at The Prince’s School of Traditional Art. www.lilliansizemore.com