Gucci presents 'Thinking Outside The Frame' art talk in Dubai

Gucci presents 'Thinking Outside The Frame' art talk in Dubai

Photography, culture, fashion and the future unite

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Last night, Gucci hosted an exclusive art talk to celebrate Gucci's 'Icons for Icons', at Dubai's DIFC

The talk entitled 'Thinking Outside The Frame', was a fascinating conversation with Emirati photographer Alia Al Shamsi — who photographed the 21 individuals featured in the limited edition Gucci 'Icons for Icons' book — and professor Janet Bellotto of Zayed University. 

The book is a unique collection of Emirati portraits of iconic individuals who personify the changing and inspirational essence of the United Arab Emirates. Created in partnership with Canvas and Alia Al Shamsi, the images celebrate 'The Future is Now' and Dubai's role as the first Middle Eastern city to host the Expo in 2020.

After Bellotto was finished with her interesting questions for Al Shamsi, guests were then invited to take part in the conversation, discussing the subjects of art, photography and Middle Eastern culture before visiting the Icons for Icons UAE exhibition under the gate in the DIFC. 

Icons for Icons will be open to the public April 16-17 from 11am-9pm at DIFC, The Gate. 

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