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Opera Gallery Dubai Strikes Gold

Opera Gallery Dubai, a member of the well-established international network known for showcasing contemporary artists from across the globe, takes things up a notch with a new direction with the upcoming show, ‘Gold’ exhibiting from 5th – 19th October in the DIFC gallery.
Made up of a carefully curated selection of works from over twenty-five internationally renowned artists, ‘Gold’, exposes viewers to the unparalleled precious metal in different forms and artist interpretations.

Having produced multiple shows in the Dubai location focusing on single artists, ‘Gold’ aligns with the brand’s direction to further expand its footprint across markets, mediums and offerings as many artists use gold in some capacity. Along with that, gold has and will always remain something that the Arab world associates with and holds a standard to.

Biza-Zett pre (1976) – Victor Vasarely

“When I come up with exhibitions, I always try to balance the visual
impact of the show, and its relevance at a specific time and place and
right now, ‘Gold’ makes perfect sense for the region. With this exhibition, Opera aims to set a standard, a benchmark per-se for our future exhibitions and to further make our mark in the regional art world- a gold standard to continually strive for” says Sylvain Gaillard, Director of Opera Gallery Dubai. Looking to the exhibition, each piece brings the audience’s attention to something unique. Creations from iconic pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein will resonate across generations, while Kossi Aguessey’s golden doll sculptures are reminiscent of old idols. Roy Nachum’s careful use of gold leaves to bring onlookers attention to society values and responsibilities in subtle way.

Breather Hole – Matteo Sbaragli

Meanwhile, the ever-popular ‘Love’ sculptures of Robert Indiana, relay
the most universal and poignant message in a medium that has continued to fascinate mankind. Other artists of note include: Yves Klein and Manolo Valdez.
Lastly, Opera Gallery Dubai has undergone a major renovation over the summer leading up to its 10th anniversary in 2018, offering collectors a beautiful new space to discover art. And what better way to celebrate this than with a ‘golden hour’ exhibition.
‘Gold’ at Opera Gallery Dubai, Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC runs for a month from 5th of October 2017.

Golden Wave Awareness 2016 – Katrin Fridriks