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Edoardo Tresoldi: A Reprise of “Sacral” for Ravenna

Edoardo Tresoldi: A Reprise of “Sacral” for Ravenna

“An archetypal image”, Edoardo Tresoldi says, “is capable of creating a dialogue between past and present, using a language comprised of meanings that recur over time.”

Edoardo Tresoldi. “Sacral”. MAR – Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Italy. (photo © Roberto Conte)

Again he tarries in this trade: the recurrent symbol or motif in architecture lifted from its source and presented in wire and light to evoke hallowed, revered spaces elsewhere. It’s a stunning realization that your emotional rapture is triggered in some way, insignificant or profound, by this relatively simple recreative act.

Edoardo Tresoldi. “Sacral”. MAR – Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Italy. (photo © Roberto Conte)

Opening this week at the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Tresoldi re-calls his piece called Sacral for an exhibition called “Dante. The Eyes and the Mind”. Viewable until January 9 the installation occupies the eye of your mind, the central tenant of this Castle of the Great Souls. According to Dante, this central location – pivotal, buoyant, luminous – “is a symbolic place inhabited by the souls of those who left honor and fame behind them on earth. They are the great souls of antiquity – philosophers, poets, scientists, and writers – with grave and slow-moving eyes.”

We’re pleased to help readers gaze upon it and see what essence has been captured from the 16th-century cloister that is relevant to our present – or at the very least, inspirational to it.

Edoardo Tresoldi. “Sacral”. MAR – Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Italy. (photo © Roberto Conte)
Edoardo Tresoldi. “Sacral”. MAR – Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Italy. (photo © Roberto Conte)
Edoardo Tresoldi. “Sacral”. MAR – Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Italy. (photo © Roberto Conte)
Edoardo Tresoldi. “Sacral”. MAR – Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Italy. (photo © Roberto Conte)
Edoardo Tresoldi. “Sacral”. MAR – Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Italy. (photo © Roberto Conte)
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