A stunning sculpture created by popular Mexican artist Jorge Marin has arrived in Abu Dhabi – and you can go and see it.
Created in 2010, it aims to embody the hopes and dreams of the Central American nation’s citizens while promoting Mexico’s image and artistic output worldwide.
Its striking design consists of two wings of bronze, which are placed on an iron frame above three steps of concrete.
And Abu Dhabi residents can see it up close and personal as it’s on display here until October 31.
It was brought here in a joint effort by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Manarat Al Saadiyat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID), The Embassy of Mexico and the Foundation Jorge Marin.
Having visited Kuwait, Egypt, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Bangkok, the impressive sculpture is now to be housed in Abu Dhabi’s cultural centre, Manarat Al Saadiyat, in Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District.
HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi said: “Promoting and encouraging the exchange of cultural dialogue with the rest of the world is one of our key mandates at DCT Abu Dhabi, especially in this ‘Year of Zayed’, as we celebrate the ideals of the founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, who had a passion for promoting tolerance and progression and a global celebration of different cultures.
“We are delighted to be hosting in our home this iconic piece of Mexican artwork, which embodies history, heritage and soaring ambition – qualities that both countries have in common.”
HE the Mexican Ambassador to the UAE, Francisca E. Méndez Escobar, added: “The Wings are a symbol of new horizons, of greatness and upward movement.
“For some time now, the Embassy of Mexico has wanted the ‘Wings’ to fly to the United Arab Emirates to contribute to the ever stronger partnership between the two countries.”
Free. Open daily 8am-9pm. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island (02 657 5800).