From September 1, “Sacral”, an installation by Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi will be open to the public at the Mar – Art Museum of the city of Ravenna. The work is the preview of the exhibition “An Epic POP” inside the exhibition project “Dante. The eyes and the mind”.
With Sacral, built in 2016 and rehabilitated in the 2016th-century cloister of the city’s Museum of Art, the audience has the chance to physically enter the work, ideally in the Noble Castle, and retrace the Divine Comedy’s journey in a quasi-performative action.
Within the path of the exhibition, the work has in fact a link with the Divina Commedia, poem written by the poet buried in the Italian city. In particular, the typical skeleton of Tresoldi’s installations refers, in the vision of the curator Giorgia Salerno, to the theme of souls and the Castle of the Great Spirits, described by Dante in the Canto IV of the Inferno, in which live the spirits of historical figures of the past, pagans and therefore not destinated to salvation.
In a dialogue between classical architecture and contemporary art, the work transports the visitor into an unprecedented space-time experience in which arches, columns and domes create symphonies and contrasts with industrial materials. In fact, Sacral brings together some traits that characterize the artist’s work: the language of transparency capable of weaving in space something that is not there; references to Renaissance masters and classical architectural elements such as arches, columns and domes; the use of wire mesh to give shape to a new dimension in dialogue with light, atmospheric agents and the surrounding environment.
Edoardo Tresoldi is an Italian artist, sculptor and set designer , known internationally for his monumental sculptures. explores the poetics of the dialogue between human beings and the landscape, using the language of architecture as an expressive tool and as a key to reading space.
The artist plays with the transparency of wire mesh to transcend the spatiotemporal dimension and narrate a dialogue between art and the world, a visual synthesis revealed in the fading of the physical boundaries of his works.