Wings of the City Jorge Marin
Ángel Persélidas statue from Wings of the City | Photo courtesy of Jorge Marín Foundation

Wings Over Raleigh

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Mexican artist Jorge Marín’s traveling exhibition, Wings of the City, will be the first international art exhibit at Dorothea Dix Park.

Say “bienvenido” to Dorothea Dix Park’s newest addition (and the first international art exhibit to open at the park!): world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín’s traveling exhibition, Wings of the City, opening in October. 

The exhibit features a collection of nine larger-than-life bronze figures—some looking like they’re poised to take flight and others casually balanced—along with Marín’s iconic Wings of México

Jorge Marin
Portrait of Jorge Marín | Photo courtesy of Estudio Jorge Marín

Marín is one of the most prominent figurative artists in Mexico, with work spanning 30 years and over 300 exhibitions (adding Raleigh’s own Dix Park to that list!). His most recent work focuses on personal interaction and sculptures that tell personal and collective stories. Wings of the City aims to build relationships between cities and its people by “evoking connection to our shared humanity.”

“Raleigh is honored to host Wings of the City,” says Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin. “Not only are the sculptures captivating and thought provoking, but the impact of the exhibit in fostering a collective sense of community embodies our vision as a city and that of Dorothea Dix Park.” 

The exhibit is a partnership between the City of Raleigh, Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh, Jorge Marín Foundation and Dix Park Conservancy. The art will be displayed in Dix Park from through March 2022.

“Through the work of Jorge Marín we seek to generate a social impact and connect with the cultural heritage of the environment that surrounds it,” says Elena Catalán, director of the Jorge Marín Foundation. “With Wings of the City we propose, above all, to join the dialogue between contemporary Mexican art and the rich and heterogeneous population of the City of Raleigh.” We, for one, are thrilled to see how this exhibit inspires Raleighites!

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