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Edoardo Tresoldi shares preview of his new installation "Opera" in Reggio, Calabria, Italy

Italy Architecture News - Sep 04, 2020 - 16:50   2630 views

Edoardo Tresoldi shares preview of his new installation

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi has shared a preview of his new installation Opera which is being built in Reggio, Calabria, Italy

The new public art permanent installation by Edoardo Tresoldi on Reggio Calabria’s seafront is promoted and commissioned by the local Municipality and the Metropolitan City, which will be inaugurated on September 12th and 13th. 

During the opening weekend a series of free music, performance and poetry events will be held. 

Video © Edoardo Tresoldi Studio

The sound installation by Italian musician and composer Teho Teardo will narrate the fusion between Opera and the site through a sound design articulated through the different moments of the day: morning, sunset and night. 

In addition, poetry events curated by Italian poet and writer Franco Arminio; a performance by Daniel Cundariwith Jo Di Nardo and Francesco Speciale; Lara Chiellino’s poetry; live music by Guido Maria Grillo with Francesco Loccisano and Fabio Macagnino, and 'Livio e Manfredi'.

Edoardo Tresoldi shares preview of his new installation

Image © Mattia Greghi, courtesy Edoardo Tresoldi Studio

Opera 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. 

Edoardo Tresoldi shares preview of his new installation

Image © Mattia Greghi, courtesy Edoardo Tresoldi Studio

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 crossable and accessibleto 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.

Edoardo Tresoldi shares preview of his new installation

Image © Mattia Greghi, courtesy Edoardo Tresoldi Studio

The installation generates a mental agora that leads visitors into an ever-changing perceptive dimension thanks to its playing with heights and depths. 

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.

OPERA
Permanent installation
Under Falcomatà seafront, in the park at the end of via Giunchi
Reggio Calabria, Italy
Opening / 12th and 13th September 2020

Top image © Mattia Greghi, courtesy Edoardo Tresoldi Studio

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