The city of Greenville will host a temporary installation of “Wings of the City,” Mexican artist Jorge Marín’s nine bronze sculptures, from April to October 2021.
The exhibition, which will be installed in Falls Park and on the Peace Center campus, was made possible through a collaboration between the city of Greenville and the Hispanic Alliance of SC.
“‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies,” said Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC. “This world-class exhibition celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance and the role of art as a universal language.”
Monumental winged beings taking in the beauty of their new surroundings. #WingsofGVL— City of Greenville (@CityGreenville) March 30, 2021
Wings of the City presented by @BankofAmerica is a collection of nine monumental bronze sculptures by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín. pic.twitter.com/wdvDwcfyv7
The Greenville installation will also have a special web interactive tool, which will feature photos and information about the collection as well as a map showing statue locations.
The temporary exhibition began its journey through the United States in 2013, with stops in Texas, Colorado and California. Greenville will be the first city on the East Coast to host the exhibition.
In addition to this temporary installation, Marín has participated in more than 300 collective exhibitions. His work has also been exhibited in museums in Europe, Asia and North and South America. “Alas de México,” one of the sculptures from the “Wings of the City” collection, is on permanent display in 13 cities on three continents.
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