Wings of the City

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Wings of Raleigh

Coming October 2021

Joining notable cities from across the country and around the globe, Raleigh welcomes world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín’s traveling exhibition, Wings of the City to Dorothea Dix Park.

The collection of nine bronze sculptures features larger than life figures – some winged and poised to take flight, others delicately balanced with gymnast-like prowess – alongside Marín’s iconic Wings of México.

The sculptures will be installed at Dorothea Dix Park October 2021 through March 2022. This will be the first international art exhibition for Raleigh’s burgeoning signature park.

Wings of the City exhibition in North Carolina’s capital is made possible through a partnership between the City of Raleigh, Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh, Jorge Marín Foundation, and the Dix Park Conservancy.

Portrait of the artist courtesy of Estudio Jorge Marín
Portrait of the artist, Jorge Marín courtesy of Estudio Jorge Marín

Jorge Marín

With more than 30 years of career, Jorge Marín is one of the most known figurative artists in Mexico.  With his bronzes, he has ventured into different sculptural dimensions, ranging from miniature to monumental sculpture, formats that he has exhibited in Mexico and abroad, redefining public space, generating an unprecedented dialogue between art and audience.

Jorge Marín creates an aesthetic experience where the perfection of the human body is mixed, in balance, with allegorical forms and fantastic beings. 

Originally exhibited in Marín’s home country of Mexico, Wings of the City has toured more than 20 major cities around the world since 2013. The Jorge Marín Foundation was established in 2017 to preserve and protect the artist’s work and to further Marín’s belief that “art is an indispensable tool to generate more reflective and peaceful societies”.

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