Dubai: Under the patronage of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Timeless exhibition opens in Dubai for the first time. Max Vadukul, one of the most important exponents of contemporary photography and known worldwide for his artistic reportage shots reflecting on the woman, the evolution of her role through the centuries, and the central familial and societal roles she assumes, has chosen Ludmilla Voronkina as the protagonist of his photographic reflections collected in the ‘Timeless’ exhibition.
Dubai Culture recognises the positive impact of collaborations and welcomes both local and international partnerships that ensure innovative synergies, knowledge advancement and opportunities to support the creative industry and talented individuals and position Dubai on the global stage.
Vadakul’s black-and-white photos create a perfect fusion of creativity and emotions, representing a woman through time, from a child to a woman, a mother, a career woman and a housewife. Masterfully, the photographer plays with chiaroscuro, painting the past and its history on the protagonist’s face. Ludmilla is absorbed and detached but also confident and triumphant; she is a serious woman with an ironic demeanour. Claudio Dell’Olio, creative director of numerous design and fashion magazines, also contributed to the curation of the exhibition.
The free exhibition will be hosted at Al Safa Art & Design Library from 2 – 25 November, featuring a reportage of about 30 large-format images by Max Vudukul entirely dedicated to women. There will also be a photography masterclass given by Max at Al Shindagha Museum as part of Dubai Culture’s efforts to support and retain local and UAE-based talent and attract creative individuals from around the world across the arts and culture sector.