Edoardo Tresoldi presents his new installation on the seafront of Reggio Calabria

Work has begun on Opera, a permanent public installation by the Italian artist who will animate the Falcomatà seafront in Reggio Calabria.

Edoardo Tresoldi announces Opera, his new permanent public art installation on under the Falcomatà seafront, in the park at the end of via Giunchi, promoted and commissioned by the Municipality and the Metropolitan City. Composed of 46 classical columns, others up to 8 metres tall, the metal sculptures will enliven one of the largest public areas in Europe: the South Linear Park along the Falcomatà waterfront of the Italian city. Opera was born as a celebration of the contemplative relationship between place and human being, through the classical language and the poetics of the ‘Absent Matter’, expressed through the wire mesh, the characteristic element of the Milanese artist.

Edoardo Tresoldi, Opera, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 2020

The construction site began in July and is scheduled to open in September 2020. Once completed Opera will outline a sort of imaginary space, a mental agorà that transports visitors into a changing perceptive dimension through games of heights and depths with the park. “Opera was created to emphasize the character of the place through the built environment, thus offering a further key to its interpretation,” says Tresoldi. “I have tried to create a place of contemplation and to investigate the role of public art today, which I believe should be able to welcome the present”.

It will be Tresoldi’s second installation in Calabria after Il Collezionista di Venti a Pizzo in 2013 and the second major permanent public work in Italy after the Basilica of Siponto in Puglia, commissioned by MiBACT in 2016, an installation awarded the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture in 2018, a prestigious Italian architecture prize established by Triennale Milano.

Edoardo Tresoldi
Beginning of work:
july 2020
Planned inauguration:
september 2020
Falcomatà seafront, Reggio Calabria, Italy

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