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Etemad set to open new gallery in Dubai

Dubai, March 1, 2011

Gallery Etemad, one of the Middle East’s most prominent contemporary art galleries, will open a new venue with a novel exhibition of British art on March 14 in Dubai.

Etemad Dubai will open to the public with the ground-breaking exhibition “New Wave – British Art Today”. One of the largest galleries in Dubai, Etemad’s 7500 sq ft converted warehouse space is located in the Al Serkal Avenue area in the Al Quoz district.

Etemad Dubai’s constantly expanding, regionally exclusive, roster of artists features luminary and sought after contemporary practitioners from America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, a statement said.

Engaging Dubai’s cosmopolitan audiences through exhibitions which are internationally focussed and at the cutting-edge of global debates, the gallery’s programme is committed to promoting the very best contemporary Middle Eastern art as well as premiering acclaimed international artists never before seen in the Gulf, it added.

Ranging from abstraction to figuration and exploring a diversity of unique aesthetic styles, the gallery’s exhibitions will offer up-to-the-minute profiles of the latest art dialogues and movements, according to the statement.

Etemad Dubai’s inaugural exhibition “New Wave – British Art Today” debuts Tasha Amini, Tom Ellis, Dan Perfect, and Petroc Sesti in the Emirates.

Having recently featured in the Saatchi Gallery’s “Newspeak: British Art Now” exhibition and the famous “Tunnel 228” project in London, these artists are part of a new generation taking the UK art world by storm, the statement said.

Varied in techniques, aesthetics, and subject matter, their works present unique ways of conceiving how traditionally crafted artworks can be made  in today’s globalised, media-saturated world.

Taking an ultra-contemporary stance in relation to the conception and production of their work, the artists in the inaugural exhibition rethink the principles of painting and sculpture, creating a new brand of art that is provocative, techno-savvy, and extraordinarily beautiful, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service




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