Opera by Edoardo Tresoldi was created to celebrate the contemplative relationship between place and the human being through the language of classical architecture and the transparency of the Absent Matter, a relationship expressed through wire mesh.
The open structure – consisting of a colonnade of 46 pillars peaking at 8 meters at their highest point within a 2,500-square-meter park – will offer a new monument fully accessible to locals and visitors. The installation will be part of one of the largest European public spaces and aims to become a new landmark in the region. The installation generates a sort of imaginary space, leading visitors into an ever-changing perceptive dimension thanks to its playing with heights and depths.
“Opera was created to emphasize the character of place through the built element, thus suggesting an additional layer of understanding. I tried to build a place of contemplation and to investigate the role of public art today, which I believe should be able to embrace the present. ”
Opera is Tresoldi’s second installation in Calabria after Il Collezionista di Venti in 2013 and the second major permanent public artwork in Italy after the Basilica of Siponto in Apulia, commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Culture in 2016.
Edoardo Tresoldi is an Italian artist researching the poetics of the dialogue between man and landscape by using the language of classical architecture as an expressive tool and interpretation of places. The Italian artist plays with the transparency of wire mesh and with industrial materials to transcend the time-space dimension and narrate a dialogue between Art and World, a visual summary which reveals itself in the fade-out of physical limitations. Since 2013, he has performed installations focusing his research on the study of landscape elements.
He presented his works within public spaces, archaeological contexts, artistic parks, festivals, music festivals and exhibitions worldwide. In 2016, he carried out the restoration of the Basilica paleocristiana of Siponto, which has been awarded the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture 2018 – Special Prize to Commission, the most prestigious Italian architecture award established by Triennale Milano. In 2018, he created Etherea for the Coachella Festival, one of the world’s most anticipated and important music events.