Art and politics together in Dubai. It’s not often that these issues meet. However, thanks to an Italian art dealer, an art enthusiast politician, a minister interested beyond official commitments and some "expats", Oblong, the most beautiful gallery in the Emirate, was a very promising visit’s stage.
The prestigious Oblong, our reference art gallery in Dubai, a cultural bridge between West and the Middle East, exclusive representative on site of great Italian and international artists, including "our" Flavio Lucchini, received the Minister Di Maio visiting Dubai and the Italian pavilion in progress at Expo 2020/2021 which will open in October.
Paola Marucci (to the right of Di Maio), general manager of Oblong, a bright space on the artificial Blue Waters island, obligatory stop before or after the visit to Expo which is just a few minutes away by car, received the minister together with Senator Massimo Mallegni (in the middle), the artist Antonio Signorini (on the far right), and other Italians in Dubai.
In the background, the exhibition "Abyss of Bliss". Oblong, also based in Forte dei Marmi, opened the Dubai gallery in February 2020 with a large solo exhibition of paintings, sculptures, digital works by Flavio Lucchini.
In the second picture Antonio Signorini (on the left) shows his sculpture to Minister Luigi Di Maio and Senator Massimo Mallegni. On the far left you can see a detail of a white resin Dress Memory, a tribute to Italian fashion and creativity, by Flavio Lucchini.