Opera, the new public art permanent installation by Edoardo Tresoldi on Reggio Calabria’s seafront, promoted and commissioned by the local Municipality and the Metropolitan City, will be inaugurated on September 12th and 13th. During the opening weekend a series of free music, performance and poetry events will be held.
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 Cundari with 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’.
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. 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 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 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.
Under Falcomatà seafront, in the park at the end of via Giunchi
Reggio Calabria, Italy
Opening / 12th and 13th September 2020
In compliance with the anti Covid-19 measures, the events will be restricted to a limited number of seats, available by reservation only, and may be subject to variations due to applicable health emergency measures. The details of the booking procedure will be available on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/edoardotresoldiart
Edoardo Tresoldi researches the poetics of the dialogue between man and landscape by utilizing the language of architecture as an expressive tool and interpretation of places. The Italian artist plays with the transparency of 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 performed at Etherea for Coachella Festival, one of the world’s most anticipated and important music events.
Artist Links: www.edoardotresoldi.com