This week sees the installation of a new artwork on King Charles Island in London’s Trafalgar Square – and it certainly makes a point.
The gigantic, 25-ton bronze sculpture by Mexican artist Jose Rivelino features two white index fingers aimed at one another. Titled You, it aims to address issues of equality between human beings.
The work is part of Contemporary Mexican Sculpture: The Vision of Four Artists, which also sees work at three more locations across the capital: The Mall; Grosvenor Gardens, Westminster; and One Canada Square, Canary Wharf.
Domenge’s sculpture in fibre-glass and sand, explores the beauty and fragility of coral formations, whilst Torres’ sculpture in bronze reflects on the relationship between the city and nature. Yazpik is presenting a carving in volcanic stone that invites the viewer to ponder the origins and the geology of Mexico City.
The project has been supported by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), through the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID). Their goal is to showcase contemporary Mexican sculpture internationally.
Jose Rivelino’s You will be officially unveiled on 3 September. www.mexicouk2015.mx