THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BEING ARRIVES TO TURKEY WITH A MESSAGE OF RECONSTRUCTION AND BROTHERHOOD
After it success in Baku, Azerbaijan, where the exhibition The Reconstruction of the Being was showed at the Heydar Aliyev Center for almost a year, becoming the most successful exhibition held in this space, this project by Jorge Marín arrives to Izmir, one of the most important cities in Turkey and a relevant harbour for Turkish economy.
Continuing his strive to get Mexican art around the world, and after difficult weeks for the country, Jorge Marín arrives to one of the cradles of civilization, with a message of construction and brotherhood, where contemporary art and history will dialogue through the sculptures to strengthen the bond between Turkey and Mexico.
The Reconstruction of the Being will open its doors to the Turkish public on October 12 at the Folkart Gallery, where Jorge Marín will be the first Latin American sculptor to be exhibited. This exhibition space is the largest gallery in Turkey.
Folkart Gallery, located on the 18th floor of the Tower B of the Folkart Towers, is an emblematic building for contemporary architecture. It was inaugurated in 2015 with an exhibition that include pieces of artisits as Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dali, Eugène Delacroix, Le Corbusier, Man Ray and Joseph Beuys, among others.
With the arrival of The Reconstruction of the Being to Izmir, the 10 works that make up the exhibition will begin a tour arround other Turkish cities seeking to build unbreakable bonds between our countries, through art.
The Reconstruction of the Being is made up by 10 monumental bronze sculptures that invite to a reflection on the individual's construction processes, besides exploring the concept of the body as a vehicle through which we connect with the world, observe the environment and generate memories.
In this exhibition, Jorge Marín holds an introspective exercise, about the mind as the sum of fragments that make us human. It explores the constant construction and deconstruction of the being by interacting with the work and the body as a mean of contact with the environment.
The Reconstruction of the Being arrives to Izmir as the result of the collaborative effort of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID), the Mexican Embassy in Turkey, Folkart Gallery and CerModern Gallery.
Jorge Marin (Mexico, 1963) is one of the most recognized contemporary figurative artist. In search for a sincere mean of expression he has experimented with different techniques and materials, which lead him to bronze, and particularly, to the millenary lost-wax casting process which he adopted as a distinctive seal of his hand. Doing so, he has approached different sculptural dimensions, from the small-formats to the monumental, and his art has travelled around the world, appropriating public spaces and allowing an unprecedented dialogue between artwork and spectator.
Jorge Marín has partaken in more than 260 exhibits, both monographic and collective. Individually, his artworks have been exhibited in Museums and galleries worldwide: countries in Europe as France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, England, Belgium, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Bruxelles, Letonia and Azerbaijan; Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand in Asia; arriving to Cairo, in Egypt, where he’ll start a project concerning Mediterranean cities; all these, along an obvious presence in America, with exhibits and artworks in The United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.
Lately, the artist has developed projects of public space recovery, throughout artistic interventions, broadening a society’s heritage and transforming our interactions with the environment.