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Artist creates a phantom basilica in Italy’s Puglia

Artist Edoardo Tresoldi has created a ghostly reconstruction of a destroyed basilica at the Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto church in Puglia, Italy.

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Artist creates a phantom basilica in Italy’s Puglia
Artist Edoardo Tresoldi creates extravagant sculptures using metal wires [Credit: Giacomo Pepe]
The permanent installation – made from transparent metal wiring – marks the opening of a new archaeological park beside an existing church.

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Artist creates a phantom basilica in Italy’s Puglia
For his newest project, he reconstructed a previously destroyed ancient church in Puglia, Italy, to coincide with the opening of a nearby archaeological park [Credit: Giacomo Pepe]
Built in three months, the €3.5 million structure corresponds to the original size of the Palaeo-Christian basilica that once stood on the site.

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Artist creates a phantom basilica in Italy’s Puglia
The artist's transparent basilica is exactly the same size as the original that stood in its place centuries before [Credit: Giacomo Pepe]
Tresoldi, who conceived similar works for last year’s Secret Garden Party and Milan Fashion Week, describes his installation as ‘a return of this great building as if it was part of the historical memory of the place’.

Author: Tomo Taka | Source: The Spaces [April 14, 2016]

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