Arts InSight

“Wings of the City” Brings Interactive Sculptures to Discovery Green

Maybe in the fast few days you’ve seen someone post a picture of themselves in front of a pair of giant bronze wings. Well, they’re posing in front of one of nine sculptures by Mexican artist Jorge Marín that are on display now through Feb. 8 downtown at Discovery Green. The exhibit, called “Wings of […]

Maybe in the fast few days you’ve seen someone post a picture of themselves in front of a pair of giant bronze wings. Well, they’re posing in front of one of nine sculptures by Mexican artist Jorge Marín that are on display now through Feb. 8 downtown at Discovery Green.

The exhibit, called “Wings of the City,” is intended to be interactive and visitors are actually encouraged to climb a short set of steps and take a selfie in front of the wings and post photos as a part of Houston’s new “City with No Limits” ad campaign.

The works feature fantastical, idealized figures — such as a winged man with a beak-like mask who’s perched on a sphere — and dramatic figures embracing atop an obelisk, to name a few.

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse recently toured the exhibit with Jorge Marín’s director of exhibitions, Elena Catalán, and asked her what the artist was hoping to say with the sculptures.

You can learn more about the exhibit on Arts InSight, Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

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