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Mauro Bonaventura and Davide Battistin: Venice Goes to Dubai
The first in a planned series of ‘cultural exchanges’ or ‘active dialogues’ between the two cities in the title, fostered by Akka Project which has galleries in both. The aim is to bring the Venetian arts scene to Dubai and vice versa; this first instalment features two Venetian artists – glass sculptor Mauro Bonaventura and painter Davide Battistin, both with practices that aim to place Venice’s storied past in a contemporary context. They’re also committed to the study of light and play and of colour, with Battistin’s vivid brushstrokes mimicking the lagoon and Bonaventura’s lampworking reflecting light through the glass.
To 11 January.
Above: Mauro Bonaventura, Stilletto (2019). Below: Davide Battistin, La Salute (2018)