The famous sculpture ‘Wings of Mexico’, created by well-known Mexican artist Jorge Marin,
in 2010 is for public display. Having visited Kuwait, Egypt, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Bangkok, the impressive sculpture is now in Abu Dhabi. The sculpture’s striking design consists of two wings of bronze, which are placed on an iron frame above three steps of concrete.
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and the Embassy of Mexico in the United Arab Emirates, the event offers an engaging and interactive public programme to complement the iconic sculpture.
The programme consists of Mexican films screenings, a photography competition and arts & craft workshops, and is free for all.
The films ‘Luces Brillantes’ (2015), directed by Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, and ‘Enamorándome de Abril’ (2015), directed by Joel Núñez will be screened to the public in the MAS Auditorium.
The films ‘Las Olas del Tiempo’ (2000), directed by Carlos Salcés, and ‘Cuando los Hijos Regresan’ (2017), directed by Hugo Lara will also be screened at in the MAS Auditorium.
Aimed at photography enthusiasts and visitors, the competition invites the public to submit creative photographs taken with Marín’s sculpture at Manarat Al Saadiyat to [email protected] until October 31.
On November 1, all submissions will be uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Embassy of Mexico and open the competition to public ‘likes’. The embassy will then announce the three most liked submissions on November 12 and award the winners with Jorge Marin’s graphic works, dinner in a Mexican restaurant, and an Embassy of Mexico’ special prize.
Supported by the MAS Art Studio, two art & craft workshops titled: ‘Be a part of the future of sculpture’ and ‘Let us all fly together as one community’ will be held, inspired by the Greek myth of Daedalus. The workshops will ask participants to fashion wings from individually made feathers crafted from string.
To register for the programmes, send email [email protected]