CAIRO - 9 May 2017: The statue of Mexican Wings by the Mexican sculptor Jorge Marin will be unveiled in front of the Palace of Arts at Cairo Opera House.
"The sector is preparing to hold a press conference about the statue on May 14 at 6 p.m.," said Khaled Sorour, head of the Fine Arts Sector.
The statue consists of two bronze wings in an iron frame on three concrete inserts that appear to be floating in the open air until one person climbs the stairs. The statue of Mexico was made in 2010 to be placed in a public place in the heart of Mexico City but at the end it became a symbol promoting Mexico all over the world.
This statue has traveled throughout Asia until it reached the Palace of Arts at Cairo Opera House. This type of sculpture was tailor made to be in heritage cities such as Cairo. It is a symbolic historical work that extends to the origins of our Egyptian civilization.
The statue gives us the opportunity to stand for a moment and meet in a common dream that mixes history with legend, turning us into wings like those mentioned in ancient stories.
Sorour explained that the unveiling of the statue will be in the presence of Minister of Culture Hilmi Al-Namnam and Ambassador of Mexico in Egypt, as well as a group of artists and some of the public figures.