SICIS – DESTINATION MIRCOMOSAIC
Sicis, in occasion of its 30th anniversary, participates in the 5th edition of RavennaMosaico. An important exhibition will highlight the profound connection with its city, a historic landmark of mosaic. The event is a wonderful journey through Sicis evolution, explaining the complexity of the “world of mosaic”: an itinerary where techniques, materials, creativity, artistic sensitivity and skills of mosaic masters enter into a virtual simulation.
The installation will be hosted in the famous Palazzo Rasponi delle Teste, a monumental palace of the 15th century. The exhibition will be an engaging experience expressed with videos and pictures that will guide through the company’s evolution, until the rediscovery of the 18th century micro-mosaic applied to jewelry and re-interpreted by important stylists, gemologists and goldsmiths. An extensive phase of study and research that started 20 years ago, uniting different craftsmanships.
The immersive experience begins from the main staircase, right at the entrance, extending through the entire first floor. Projections will animated the wall with 360° real-life digital frescoes, alternating the main collections of portraits and icons realized by the great Sicis masters in the largest artistic mosaic atelier in the world.
A mix of images and videos will show the mastery of a nature-styled mosaic, proposing iconic patterns from the incredible archive that range from baroque renaissance floral arrangement to oriental, stylistic Japanese tradition.
Rooms with magical mirrors will showcase a variety of materials: marble, glass, steel, fabrics, and production processes. Backlit tables will display the glass tiles in all shades and shapes. Zenithal projections will present mosaic masters.
An excursus will be dedicated to the ancient history of mosaic art, revealing the great accomplishments of Sicis, inspired by classical traditions. Special projections will reveal the extraordinary vision of the most innovative works of the Maison, inspired by modern art, pop-art, avant-garde art as the collections: Comics, Pin-Up, Sculptures, reinterpreted by Sicis. Stainless steel mosaic gives form to the Metallismo collection, part of this room.
And finally, the ‘micro-mosaic hall’, entirely dedicated to the precious jewelry of Sicis.
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