The poetic meaning of six pairs of giant hands, 15 meters high and joined, comes to life in the heart of Vieste, on the picturesque seafront of Marina Piccola.
These "bridges" of hands are the soul of the monumental work "Building Bridges - Costruendo Ponti" by Lorenzo Quinn, which can be admired in the city from June to September 2023.
Quinn, a well-known Italian sculptor and son of actor Anthony Quinn, presented this impressive work of art for the first time at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Four years later, the work returns to Italy.
“Building Bridges” is, without a doubt, one of Lorenzo Quinn's most emblematic works. The hands that make up the work represent a strong and clear message, expressing universal values such as friendship, wisdom, assistance, faith and hope.
The inauguration ceremony on 8 June was enriched by an acrobatic dance show which took place in the splendid setting of the Marina Piccola in Vieste. A spectacular tribute to an equally spectacular work, which will hopefully resonate in the hearts of visitors and convey its powerful message of unity and love.
The artist himself and the president of the Puglia Region, Michele Emiliano, attended the inauguration.