Mexican Artist Rivelino’s Monumental Artwork “Our Silences” to be Installed on San Diego Bay Front

Our Silences displayed at Place Poelaert in Brussels
January 26, 2015

The Port of San Diego, in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, is sponsoring the temporary exhibit of a monumental artwork by the Mexican artist Rivelino. The art display, titled “Nuestros Silencios” or “Our Silences,” is comprised of 10 large bronze figures, each 11 ½-feet tall. Each figure has a metal plate covering its mouth, representing the importance of freedom of expression.

“Our Silences” also features a 6 ½-foot tall steel cube called a “Braille box,” which contains smaller scale models of the sculptures that people can touch and feel through openings in its sides.The artwork has been exhibited in 14 countries, including Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Mexico. This will be the first time that it is exhibited in the United States.

Installation begins at 5:30am on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and will proceed throughout the morning. The artwork will be unveiled in a formal ceremony at 10am on Thursday, January 29. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Port Board Chair Dan Malcolm, Consul General Remedios Gomez Arnau and the artist Rivelino will speak at the event. “Our Silences” will be on display at Ruocco Park through March 15, 2015.

Visit “Our Silences” at Ruocco Park, located at 585 Harbor Lane.