First Monumental Sculpture by a Mexican Artist Exhibits in Moscow, Russia; Coming to NYC Late 2011

“Nuestros Silencios” (Our Silences), by Mexican Artist, Rivelino, the first monumental sculptural exhibition by a Mexican artist in Russia, premiers in Moscow’s Muzeon Sculpture Park May 25th to June 30th, 2011; coming to the U.S. in late 2011.
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May 25, 2011 - PRLog -- A colossal exhibition for a colossal city, “Nuestros Silencios” (Our Silences) will premier in Russia’s capital city of Moscow on May 25st, 2011 through June 30, 2011 at the Muzeon Sculpture Park. The first monumental sculptural exhibition by a Mexican artist in the country of Russia, “Nuestros Silencios” (Our Silences) is a thought-provoking visual mastery on the subject of the freedom of speech. After two years touring Europe where the sculptures exhibited in Lisbon, Madrid, Brussels, Potsdam, Rome and London, “Nuestros Silencios” (Our Silences) reaches the end of its European tour at the Muzeon of Moscow, a public park for sculpture, located close to the Church of Christ the Savior and the Kremlin. Exhibitions of ”Nuestros Silencios” (Our Silences) are being developed for New York City and Washington, D.C. by Develop Culture, the artist’s exclusive representatives, and slated for early 2012.   * (See YouTube video of exhibition set-up in Moscow here.

Located on an embankment of the Moskva River, Rivelino’s “Nuestros Silencios” (Our Silences) conveys its powerful social commentary on the freedom of speech through its ten monumental white and ochre bronze sculptures towering eleven-feet into the air. The sculptures’ bodies are covered with free-interpretation graphics and reliefs of plants and seeds; an artistic trademark of the artist.
“Nuestros Silencios” (Our Silences) is a public installation that approaches an amplified idea of art in which artistic and social statements are merged in a “social sculpture”, offering new perspectives to the breadth of the subject of humanity. With metal plates covering the mouths of the sculptures, this monumental installation is a powerful symbol of the importance of both individual and collective freedoms of expression.

An eleventh sculpture, a steel cubical “tactile box” measuring seventy cubic feet, which contains four small-scale replicas of the larger sculptures enclosed within, and holes on each side where the audience can insert their hands to “feel” and “touch” the symbolic removal of freedom of speech, ads to the sensory composite of the exhibit. Braille lettering crafted into the sculptures and “tactile box” provides inclusion for those without sight, making this extraordinary exhibition an open and inclusive artistic and cultural project. ”Nuestros Silencios” (Our Silences) provides opportunity for reflection and dialog, confronting the viewer with invoked thought and profound awareness of the delicate condition of freedom of speech. (See photo of "Our Silences" here:!oursilences-moscow)

Participating in the event is the Secretariat of Foreign Relations of Mexico, with support and collaborative efforts of the Russian Federation Embassy in Mexico, the Mexican Embassy in the Russian Federation and the Muzeon Park of the Culture in Moscow. The exhibition will open on May 25th 2011 at 12:00PM, and will be attended by city authorities of the aforementioned institutions.

Despite difficulties and free restriction of censorship, Russia’s capital is experiencing a boom of creative energy that is evident in every aspect of contemporary culture. “Moscow seems similar to Mexico City,” states Mexican Rivelino. “They are both hotspots of creativity because they both have so much history, art and cultural and entertainment production, but also have very particular problems. Mexico could also be one of those “cities of superlatives”, it might be the most polluted, the city with the worst traffic, the city with most corruption or violence, but it is also the city with most museums in the world and most diversity of artistic expressions,” said Mexican sculptor Rivelino when comparing this public exhibition in Moscow to its future exhibition in Mexico City next September.

For more information about the Moscow exhibition, U.S. galley shows, U.S. exhibitions and available artworks, please contact Develop Culture at, or call 202.657.6967.

ABOUT RIVELINO (B.1973, San José de Gracia, Jalisco, Mexico)
Rivelino, a Mexican artist by decent, has experimented with diverse materials, forms and themes for over fifteen years. During this time, Rivelino accomplished an interaction between quite dissimilar materials such as clay, bronze, steel and silver, with sizes ranging from small formats to monumental public sculpture.

Rivelino is chiefly a self-taught, free-flowing artist, and a graduate of the School of Ceramics of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA). Continually seeking knowledge and inspiration, Rivelino studies archaeology, anthropology, history, restoration, architecture and engineering and as intellectual bases from which his artistic expressions and explorations are realized.

Rivelino’s artwork is part of important private collections in Mexico, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, Japan, Australia, Canada, the United States and numerous countries of Central and South America.

To see the Rivelino’s body of work, please visit and


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