Rivelino: Nuestros Silencios (Our Silences) in Victoria Tower Gardens
An exhibition organised by The Embassy of Mexico in London in association with The Royal Parks
To mark the bicentenary of Mexico's independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, the Embassy of Mexico in London, with the support of The Royal Parks, presents an exhibition of sculptures by Mexican artist, Rivelino, in Victoria Tower Gardens.
Nuestros Silencios (Our Silences) is a work featuring ten monumental bronze sculptures. Each measuring almost four metres in height and weighing close to a tonne, the ten imposing figures stand in a circle. A metal plate covers the figures' mouths, symbolising the importance of individual and collective freedom of expression.
The exhibition arrives in London after Lisbon, Madrid, Brussels, Rome and Berlin, and will appear next in Paris. Moving across Europe, Nuestros Silencios continues to transmit its powerful social message: the need for freedom of expression. The exhibition forms part of Westminster Council's "City of Sculpture" Festival.
Rivelino commented: "It is a great honour to show my work as part of Westminster Council's 'City of Sculpture' festival, and I am immensely grateful to the support of The Mexican Embassy in London and The Royal Parks for making this possible."
Alistair Raphael, Head of Arts, The Royal Parks said: The Royal Parks is delighted to welcome 'Our Silences' as part of celebrations for the centenary of the Mexican revolution and the bicentenary of Mexican Independence. Victoria Tower Gardens is a fitting setting for the exhibition. The space is shared with Emmeline Pankhurst and the Buxton Memorial, dedicated to the abolition of slavery, as well as Rodin's Burgers of Calais. All point to the struggle for dignity and equality: 'Our Silences' continues this sculptural tradition.
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