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World Sculpture dedicated to trans, gender non-conforming communities unveiled

13:50  08 november  2019
13:50  08 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Sculpture honoring trans , gender nonconforming communities unveiled in New York City. Mark Hartnett and Rubem Robierb attend as Rubem Robierb unveils a new sculpture dedicated to the transgender GNC community In NYC's Tribeca Park, in Partnership with Mastercard, Nov.

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Artist Rubem Robierb’s sleek white sculpture of massive butterfly wings certainly makes a statement.

a chair sitting in front of a building: A view of the sculpture by Rubem Robierb dedicated to the transgender GNC community In NYC's Tribeca Park, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York City.© Noam Galai/Getty Images A view of the sculpture by Rubem Robierb dedicated to the transgender GNC community In NYC's Tribeca Park, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York City.

"In tribute to the strength and bravery of the trans [and gender nonconforming] community, ‘Dandara’ has an important message and meaning," Robierb said at the unveiling on Monday in New York City. "I felt that New York City was a place to showcase this on a public scale."

Robierb named the piece "Dandara," after a 42-year-old transgender woman who was brutally attacked and murdered in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 2017.

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Rubem Robierb wearing a suit and tie: Mark Hartnett and Rubem Robierb attend as Rubem Robierb unveils a new sculpture dedicated to the transgender GNC community In NYC's Tribeca Park, in Partnership with Mastercard, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York City.© Noam Galai/Getty Images Mark Hartnett and Rubem Robierb attend as Rubem Robierb unveils a new sculpture dedicated to the transgender GNC community In NYC's Tribeca Park, in Partnership with Mastercard, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York City.

The 10-foot-high fiberglass wings are13 feet long and 4 feet wide and are fixed on a steel and concrete base, where there is a place for viewers to position themselves between the butterfly wings. The piece was designed for the public to interact with the sculpture.

The sculpture will be on display at Tribeca Park from Nov. 4, 2019 to May 4, 2020.

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