The M.A.D. Gallery has opened at Al Serkal Avenue. Showcasing a myriad of mechanical and kinetic art by international artists, the gallery is the first of its kind in the art district. The concept of the gallery was first realised by Swiss watchmaking brand MB&F in 2011. Through a desire to highlight the artistry in all things mechanical, akin to its endeavours in the horological industry, MB&F created the M.A.D.Gallery, first in Geneva, then Taipei and now Dubai.

Frank Buchwald’s ‘Machine Lights’

"We saw the M.A.D.Gallery as the perfect platform to showcase kinetic art by creators we greatly admire," said MB&F Founder and Creator Maximilian Büsser. "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."

Quentin Carnaille's Apesanteur

With the Dubai opening, M.A.D.Gallery have carefully selected various pieces that reflect the ethos of MB&F, including a piece by Quentin Carnaille titled Apesanteur, which was created from thousands of vintage watch components. The main draw of the ongoing exhibition though has to be the two-piece artwork Road Machines by renowned artist Chicara Nagata. "My art works are a reflection of my passion and an expression of my gratitude for life. 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."

Chicara Nagata's Road Machine

M.A.D.Gallery, which opened this week, is located at Al Serkal Avenue. For more information, visit M.A.D.Gallery.