7 March - 30 April 2023 DUBAI
NOT ONLY DIGITAL is the new exhibition opening on 7 March 2023 at the Oblong Contemporary Art Gallery in Dubai, Bluewaters Island until 30 April 2023.
The show consists of tangible and non-tangible works of art: digital art and material art meet in a single exhibition through the works of Annalù, Marco Lodola and Emre Namyeter. Oblong presents the two horizons of today's art and collecting, the more traditional one based on unique, visible and materially existing works and that of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), works of art on digital support.
In the exhibition, Annalù presents four large sculptures, three Dreamcatchers and a large bronze sculpture Flying feet. Exhibited alongside the sculptures, and displayed through special screens, are Annalù's NFT works: two digital versions of Dreamcatchers and one of Flying Feet, the works are an explosion of virtual beauty, a hymn to an imagined, paradisiacal world made of color and moving forms. Enclosed in an effective virtual reality, with all the fascination that this world invokes, Annalù's NFTs present that ephemeral beauty which defines the rest of her production
Marco Lodola, is one of Italy's most influential artists, known for his extraordinary Pop light sculptures. He links his art to one of his greatest passions: the 1950s and the quintessential icons of that period: from the very Italian Vespa to Pin-Ups and down to vintage automobiles with big snouts and super-redundant bodies.  Marco Lodola is famous for his many international exhibitions, from the Venice Biennale to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as Argentina, Mexico, Singapore, and Hong Kong. But, in particularly, the Italian artist, has achieved over the years many collaborations in the world of entertainment, cinema, TV and fashion: called by the Maison Dior in Paris, Lodola has created an extraordinary project for the important French fashion brand. Chosen by the creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior's 400 boutiques around the world hosted Marco Lodola's light installations.
Emre Namyeter is a light art sculptor and is among the most interesting in the current global contemporary art scene. He studied in Salzburg, Austria and San Francisco. In Montreal, Canada, he focused on electronic art, a technique that allows him to compose abstract works that are characterized using various techniques guided by his experimental approach that generates multilayered paintings.
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