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The changing faces by Edoardo Tresoldi in Barcelona


25 years ago Pritzker Prize-winning architects Rafael Moneo and Manuel de Solà-Morales designed l’Illa Diagonal, a big shopping center in Barcelona which overlooks one of the city’s major streets.

Today, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the complex, the Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi has created the site-specific public art work Limes, which will be exhibited on the building’s roof from December 4th 2018 until January 26th 2019 and will then be partially re-installed in the large interior spaces. 

The installation by Tresoldi is composed of six transparent 5.5 meter high volumes, differently arranged along the edge of the roof, each of them evolving into a face: by using wire mesh, the shapes of the faces appear to change as you move around the building, creating a unique interactive quality.

In addition, the artwork uses the perspective of the urban scale and interacts with the architectural form of l’Illa: a spectacular installation that celebrates Barcelona and Italian creativity.