Oblong Contemporary is enthusiastic to announce the opening of its first space in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. Forte dei Marmi, province of Lucca, is home of several artistic influences. Close to the Carrara marble querries, it has historically been a cross-cultural destination for renowned sculptors and painters coming to Italy to work on their art works.
Oblong is pleased to provide a space for artists, collectors and art lovers to be inspired by Forte dei Marmi's and its neighbour city Pietrasanta's historical background, and by the numerous artistic exhibitions that take place every summer in the two cities.
Oblong Contemporary has a strong link with the medieval town of Pietrasanta, also know as the 'City of Artists', given its deep roots in Italy's legacy of art and sculpture. It is located near the Italian Riviera in Northen Tuscany, and has been home to artists and sculptors since the 15th century. Michelangelo himself was the first sculptor to be captivated by the beauty of the famous Italian marble in the region, nearby the Apuan Alps.
Embodied with culture and beautiful natural resources, Pietrasanta has gained the reputation of being an international hub for art and sculpture. Till today, internationally renowned contemporary artists from around the world experience and utilize the local marble studios and bronze founderies, benefitting from the knowledge of master artisans.
With strong links to the Tuscan city of Pietrasanta, Oblong embodies the DNA of this historic city and honour its rich heritage.
Oblong Contemporary's collective exhibition features the numerous artists of the gallery, among which Igor Mitoraj, Mario Arlati, Pablo Atchugarry, Manolo Valdés, Carla Tolomeo, Julio Larraz, and many others during a delighting summer evening.