Mario Testino Exhibition Comes To Dubai

The world-renowned Peruvian photographer will be shown in the Middle East for the first time
ByNaomi ChaddertonSunday , 07 February 2016
Mario Testino Exhibition Comes To Dubai

Culture vultures, have we got some exciting news for you! The work of renowned Peruvian photographer Mario Testino will be exhibited for the first time in the Middle East this spring in a collaboration with UAE based GINZA Fashion. Curated by Simon and Michaela de Pury, of de Pury de Pury, it will take place in a dedicated pop-up gallery at the heart of Dubai Design District (d3) and will be open to the public on the 25 Feb. This solo show, entitled HEAT, brings together works showing Testino’s distinct oeuvre, at the crossroads of portraiture, fashion and fine art.

Commenting on the exhibition Mario Testino said “I am so excited that my work will be exhibited in the Middle East, in Dubai, for the first time.  My endless curiosity has contributed to the diversity of my work, and this curiosity extends to the different cultures, people and places I have explored throughout my career.  Looking at this exhibition I feel you see this and Dubai is a perfect place to present it with its constantly evolving creativity.  I am eager to see and experience the impact that Dubai will make on my work.”

Mario Testino is a photographer with a 35-year career and works at the height of his industry.  Testino's oeuvre resonates worldwide and his work has been exhibited at some of the world’s leading institutions. Testino’s unique style and intuitive ability to capture moments and create emotional connections have made him one of the most well known photographers in the world. The idea for HEAT was borne out of a meeting of minds and mutual love of art and photography between de Pury de Pury and local arts patron and businessman Khaled AlMheiri, Chairman and Founder of the Ginza Group. They have collaborated to bring Testino's work and creative influence to Dubai at a time when the city's creative industries are accelerating.

This is one event we really can't wait for! 

INFO: HEAT will run at D3 between 25 Feb - 15 April