Tag : Russia

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Enrique Martinez Celaya – at the Hermitage

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s towering bronze work explores the plight of children exiled from Cuba.

A monumental bronze sculpture by the Miami-based artist Enrique Martínez Celaya is due to be unveiled in the courtyard of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg on 10 July (until 31 November). The Tower of Snow, 2012, which depicts a boy on crutches carrying a house on his back, is the latest large-scale sculpture to be installed in the Russian museum’s courtyard following, among others, Louise Bourgeois’s Maman in 2001 and three reclining figures by Henry Moore in 2011.

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Cuban American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya in the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

From Art Nexus

Cuban American artist Enrique Martínez-Celaya was selected by a commission from the Hermitage Museum to present his sculpture entitled La Torre de Nieve (The Snow Tower) in the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The work will remain there from July 11 to November 21 of 2012.

La Torre de Nieve addresses migration, the loss of opportunities, and redemption. These themes are embodied in the figure of an overwhelmed looking young individual in crutches who is shown carrying a house on his head and back. This house is tied to the character by a cord tightened around his neck. The sculpture was created in bronze and is 15 feet high.

According to Martínez-Celaya “… La Torre de Nieve represents a journey and the hope of finding a new place for this ‘home.’ This notion of ‘home’ is both metaphorical and physical…”