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08/01/2020 | ARTS, DUBAI

ITALIANS ART WORLD IN DUBAI

The metropolis of oil, of daring skyscrapers, of finance, of Expo, of expats, of health tourism, of desert, of future, and of hundreds more clichés, that often do not tell the whole truth. Along with Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, Dubai is growing as art city, as focal point of Arab Emirates responsive to visual contemporary creativity, with festivals, exhibitions, museums, galleries, exhibiting centres, urban installations, international calls for public and private projects. The arrival in the capital of Ida Zilio Grandi from Venice as director of the “Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the opening of Oblong Contemporary Gallery on the Bluewaters island with Paola Marucci, Emanuela Venturini and the Galleria Contini, the new designation of Giuseppe Moscatello as art-consultant with many prestigious assignments including, after Sharjah Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the new governmental role for the Arab Emirates of Ajman, the commitment of Paolo Glisenti, General Commissioner for Italy in bringing to Expo 2020 testimonies of Italian art and culture with the visionary project of two top architects such as Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota and the direction by Davide Rampello, all are indications of a new sensitivity building bridges between the Gulf States and the “Belpaese”. The Oblong gallery focuses on many Italian artists including Lorenzelli, Bombardieri, Lucchini, Fiore, Tolomeo, Arlati, Ferrari, Veneziano


Carlo Ratti
Italo Rota
Davide Rampello
Giuseppe Moscatello

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