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Mechanical Art Devices
reign supreme at M.A.D.Gallery
Being presented in the UAE by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons to showcase cutting-edge mechanical and kinetic art, the M.A.D.Gallery Dubai exhibits works that exemplify intricacy of detail, originality of concept and exquisite craftsmanship across the field of kinetic art. M.A.D.Gallery Dubai presents prestigious artists in the field of mechanical art including Chicara Nagata, whose award winning ‘road machines’ have required each over 7’000 hours of work, by the master himself.
Visitors to M.A.D.Gallery can explore a selection of carefully curated Mechanical Art Devices by an impressive roll call of international artists including; Berlin-based artist Frank Buchwald’s ‘Machine Lights’; striking metallic sculptures by Chinese artist Xia Hang; cheeky kinetic creations crafted by UK-based creative collaboration Laikingland, an artist-engineer team with a quirky sense of humour; and French-born Quentin Carnaille’s intricate pieces created using thousands of vintage watch components.
Inspired by the drive to create a universe where mechanical art reigns supreme, MB&F created the M.A.D.Gallery to showcase kinetic art in an environment where their mechanical prowess can be fully appreciated. Through creating this environment, MB&F have found kindred spirits in the world of kinetic art, and an appropriate context in which to situate their Horological and Legacy Machines. The M.A.D.Gallery Dubai is the third installment of this innovative concept, after Geneva and Taipei.
Speaking on the decision to launch the Dubai outpost of the M.A.D.Gallery concept, MB&F Founder and Creator Maximilian Büsser said: “Dubai is the most influential and dynamic art hub in the region and we are excited to introduce these international artists to the local audience for the first time. In Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons we found the perfect local partners as they have believed in and supported the M.A.D.Gallery concept from the very beginning. We saw the M.A.D.Gallery as the perfect platform to showcase kinetic art by creators we greatly admire. The artworks we have chosen for M.A.D.Gallery speak to the creative, youthful and playful spirit within us and encourage the viewer to engage on a personal level.”
Mohammed Seddiqi, CCO Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons commented: “Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons have had a longstanding relationship with Maximilian Büsser who represents the true spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship and we are delighted to bring M.A.D.Gallery to Dubai, where this unique concept will be well-positioned within the bustling creative environment of Alserkal Avenue.”
Renowned artist Chicara Nagata was also present at the Dubai opening of the gallery and said: “It is a great pleasure to be a part of the grand opening and having the opportunity to present two of my ‘road machines’ at the first mechanical art gallery in the Middle East. My art works are a reflection of my passion and an expression of my gratitude for life and it is a rare privilege to encounter a gallery like M.A.D.Gallery that is open to pushing the boundaries of the traditional definition of art. ”
The gallery is located at Al Serkal Avenue, Street 8 in Al Quoz 1, Dubai and is open to the public from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.