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Dialogo Pettena-Arnolfo [Pettena-Arnolfo Dialogue] (1968)

Dialogo Pettena-Arnolfo [Pettena-Arnolfo Dialogue] (1968)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Title

Dialogo Pettena-Arnolfo [Pettena-Arnolfo Dialogue] (1968)

Dates of creation

circa 1968-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 17 digital files (69 MB)
  • 12 photographic materials
  • 3 drawings (including 2 reprographic copies)
  • 1 textual document

Scope and Content

This project series documents Diaologo Pettena-Arnolfo, an installation conceived by Pettena in 1968 for the "Premio Masaccio" (the "Masaccio Prize") exhibition in San Giovanni Valdarno. The exhibition was presented at the Palazzo Comunale, attributed to the Renaissance architect Arnolfo di Cambio. The installation closed off all open spaces in the portico of the Palazzo Comunale to create a new exhibition space. The "Premio Masaccio" exhibition was displayed in this new temporary gallery. Pettena "used the color black inside to create an abstract environment for the exhibition works while, on the outside, he drew large, diagonal black and silvers stripes on panels, as a deliberate contrast to the old city monument". [1]

The project series contains a project description in Italian, photographs of the installation seen both from the outside and inside, and a perspective drawing showing the front facade of the Palazzo Comunale.

Source:

[1] Marco Scotini, editor. Non-conscious architecture: Gianni Pettena, Sternberg Press, 2018, 235 pages. p. 106.

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1968.PR01

Location

Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1968.PR01.001
    • Title: Project description, perspectives drawing, and photographs, Dialogo Pettena-Arnolfo
    • Dates of creation: circa 1968
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 photographs
    • 6 slides
    • 2 reprographic copies
    • 1 textual document
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 19.5 x 28 cm sheet (largest): 21.5 x 30.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-005-004

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1968.PR01.002
    • Title: Photographs, digitized sketches, and project descriptions, Dialogo Pettena-Arnolfo
    • Dates of creation: 2008 - 2015
    • Form: drawings, born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Microsoft Word for Windows, Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 digital files (69 MB)

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

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