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In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

The first gallery in Dubai's Bluewater Island displays an array of artworks from some of the world's most prolific artists until December 14

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

OBLONG Contemporary Gallery has opened “The Nascence” in Bluewaters Island.

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

The debut exhibition will showcase the works of Igor Mitoraj, Stefano Bombardieri, Pablo Atchugarry, Robert Indiana, Gustavo Velez, Helidon XhiXha and Jimenez Deredia, to name a few.

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

For most of these artists, Pietrasanta has played a significant role in the development of their artistic careers.

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

The new art gallery was born by three entrepreneurial women: Mara Firetti, Emanuela Venturini and Paola Marucci.

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

OBLONG Contemporary Gallery will showcase some of the most prolific and prominent artists’ works created in Pietrasanta, the Tuscan town in Italy famous for its marble and bronze workshops and where artists have gathered across centuries since the time of Michelangelo.

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

The two-month exhibition is open for free to the public from 15 October until 14 December 2019, Sunday - Saturday, 12pm to 10pm.

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

Ricardo Contini, Emanuela Venturini Foschi, Riccarda Contini and Ricardo Contini

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

Gabriella Bjersland and Rania Sahra

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

Giorgio Fasoli, Soumia Landi and Emily Hook

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

John Peacock, Holly Richardson and Paresh Khushal

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

Katie Harvey and Zaira Mughal

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

Laura and Marco Beffa

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

Mara Firetti, Emanuela Venturini and Paola Marucci

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

Matteo Malegni, Guilia Filie and Edoardo Filie

In pictures: Opening of Oblong contemporary Gallery in Dubai

Mr & Mrs Saadi Al Rais Zareen, Mrs Hashemi and Mohammad Sharif