Optical Variations is an exhibition by French artist and light sculptor Damien Bénéteau, featuring five of his illuminated, hypnotising monochromatic mobiles. A photographer by training, Bénéteau creates art dedicated to light, capturing it in a way that renders it nearly tangible. About future directions for his art, Bénéteau says, “I plan to pursue my research on moving light and tiny variations of volumes and materials in minimalist sculpture.”
The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery is a captivating universe of kinetic art where Horological Machines and Mechanical Art Devices reign supreme. The first M.A.D.Gallery opened in 2011 in Geneva on Rue Verdaine, a stone’s throw from MB&F’s offices and atelier in the heart of the city’s old town. A second location opened in 2014 in Taipei then a third in Dubai in 2016. Inside the galleries you have the pleasure of discovering carefully-curated pieces – or, as we like to call them, Mechanical Art Devices – from around the world, each one making your heart beat that little bit faster.
26 February– 26 April 2017
Location: Warehouse H-81, Alserkal Avenue
Open: Saturdays – Thursdays, 10:00 -19:00
+971 04 330 7366
Damien Bénéteau, Length variations, 2013, illuminated, monochromatic kinetic sculpture, anodized aluminum, lacquered aluminum, stainless steel, LED light, 239 x 62 x 60 cm