Wings of the City
Presented by TowneBank
Raleigh welcomes world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín’s traveling exhibition, Wings of the City to Dorothea Dix Park October 2021 through March 27, 2022. The collection of nine bronze sculptures features larger than life figures – some winged and poised to take flight, others delicately balanced in acrobatic poses.
For the first time since starting its international journey in 2013, Jorge Marín’s Wings of the City will be accompanied with dialogue that includes the Mexican indigenous language, Purépecha.
Wings of the City exhibition in Raleigh 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.
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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