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An Artist Resurrected an Ancient Italian Church in Wire Mesh

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Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi has resurrected the bones of the Basilica di Siponto in Puglia, Italy, with a wire mesh installation that gives the ancient church new life.

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Tresoldi’s wire mesh church is an artistic interpretation of the forgotten house of worship, which was abandoned following a 13th-century earthquake and currently sits on what has become the Archaeological Park of Siponto.

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Curator Simone Pallotta described Tresoldi’s work in a statement as “a majestic architecture sculpture” capable of bringing to life the ancient structure of the church while updating “the relationship between the ancient and the contemporary.”

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