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11/04/2020
 | ARTS

Oblong Contemporary Art is the new contemporary art gallery based in Forte dei Marmi and Dubai opened at the end of 2019 by gallery owners Paola Marucci and Emanuela Venturini. International vision, bridge between the West and the Middle East, famous artists, quality works. Among the artists also Flavio Lucchini, president of Superstudio Group, but a refined sculptor from thirty years. For this strange cloistered Easter, the best wishes from friends for whom art is the reason for living.


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08/01/2020
 | ARTS, 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 ...

22/07/2019
 | ARTS, DUBAI
A large gallery mainly dedicated to sculpture is born in Dubai on the recently built artificial island Blue Waters, a luxury and peaceful oasis right in front of the chaotic Dubai Marine. Oblong, 300sq.m and large window glasses that give light, is born from the will by Mara Firetti, Paola Marucci, Emanuela Venturini, three passionate women who have dealt with art all their lives. The gallery in Dubai arrives a few months after the one of Marina di Pietrasanta. They both offer an accurate selection of art works by top level either very well known or less known artists, including Igor Mitoraj, Manolo Valdés, Flavio Lucchini, Mario Arlati and more. Info: oblongcontemporary.com
01/10/2018
 | ARTS, DESIGN, DUBAI
The contemporary art museum that contains art work of the private collection of Miucia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli has just opened. The beautiful, candid, disquieting “Torre” designed by Rem Khoolaas. The construction completed the artistic offer of Fondazione Prada in Milan placing a futuristic architecture in the complex of old and new buildings dedicated to contemporary art, already an unmissable destination of the cultural Milan. The floors of the tower have irregular heights, from 2,7 meters of the first floor up to 8 of the upper level and containing collections of different origins and inspirations. Every space overlooks to a breath-taking glass wall hunched forwards on emptiness, on an original panorama of the Milanese suburb that extends up the city’s limits. The most admired space, an unmissable fairy-tale, the enormous ..
01/11/2017
 | DUBAI
Increasingly well-known as city of business, metropolis of the third millennium, place where anything can happen, spot where to experience the future, Dubai is growing at high speed. Artificial islands whole districts, infinite skyscrapers are built in record time, like the incredible crystal building by Santiago Calatrava, exceeding the 828 m high Burj Khalifa. With shops, apartments, villas, offices, various spaces that still need everything. While preparing its futuristic Expo 2020 with 20.000.000 expected visitors, the government is already planning the after-Expo and the changes that will lead to 2030 when the foreseen astonishing number of 6.000.000 inhabitants will be reached. A growth not only in Dubai, that opens perspectives in the Emirates and the close-by counties where many opportunities are already envisaged. Not easy areas:..
01/11/2017
 | DUBAI
There is more than one analogy between the birth of the d3, the design district in Dubai and the Tortona Fashion and Design District. The two most innovative districts of the two capitals of creativity were created many years apart, thanks to the enlightenment and the passion of the first pioneers and investors, accomplishing in each metropolis effervescent and progressive urban hubs having an influence on the development of the two cities. As Superstudio has been able to start off the transformation of a suburban district of abandoned factories in the beating heart Milan, Tecom, headed by Amina Al Rustamani aimed for the rebirth and metamorphosis of a Dubai district dedicating it entirely to design, fashion and creativity. Strong development of all activities also thanks to the growing number of creatives of the regio..
01/06/2017
 | DUBAI, INNOVATION
There is no doubt that the Emirate’s most effervescent one is a futurebuilding laboratory where all challenges, trends and visions become true. Few visitors, beyond futuristic skyscrapers, technological and spectacular urban settlements, islands and artificial “palms”, get to know the most “soft” projects, and yet daring, people-oriented, projects focusing on both art and recycling/sustainability. In this sense, the area of Alserkal Avenue is very interesting, a quadrilateral old warehouses of metal sheet panels used in time to recover the necessary material and structures to build the city. It was thanks to the knowledgeable work by the Alserkal family, who for the last ten years has imagined and created a small district dedicated to creativity and intersection among artistic and industrial languages, unused storages have been ..
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