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Grazia & Giustizia [Grace & Justice] (1968)

Grazia & Giustizia [Grace & Justice] (1968)

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People

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

Title

Grazia & Giustizia [Grace & Justice] (1968)

Dates of creation

1968-2017

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 73 digital files (196 MB)
  • 15 photographic materials
  • 2 drawings

Scope and Content

This project series documents Pettena's installation entitled "Grazia & Giustizia", named after the Ministry of Justice in Italy. This project is the third of a series of three installations created in 1968 which consisted of large three-dimensional letters, forming words, and made purposely of perishable materials. The "Grazia & Giustizia" was created and constructed in the context of the 6th Festival of Avant-Garde Music in Palermo, in 1968. Unlike the first two installations in this series, this one was destroyed intentionally and was more of a performance as each cardboard letter was taken and thrown in the sea after a funeral procession accompanied by music played by the group MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva).

The installation was re-created in 2012, this time in Civitella del Tronto, at "a great fort dating from the 16th century, which was not only the dominant architectural feature in that context but in particular the place where 'justice' used to be dispensed (or not)." [1]

The project series contains photographs of the procession and of the letters once in the sea, and two drawings, including one showing the letters floating in the water. The project series also contains photographs showing the installation at the fort of Civitella del Tronto in 2012 and project descriptions in English and Italian.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-grazia-ii-2012-1/ (last accessed 30 October 2019)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1968.PR04

Location

Palermo Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • This project is part of a series of three projects undertaken in the same year. See also AP207.S1.1968.PR02 Carabinieri [Carabiniers] (1968) and AP207.S1.1968.PR03 Milite Ignoto [Unknown Soldier] (1968).

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1968.PR04.001
    • Title: Drawing of the installation, Grazia & Giustizia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1968
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 35.5 x 50.5 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:

    207-001-004

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1968.PR04.002
    • Title: Drawing and photographs of the final installation, Grazia & Giustizia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1968
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 photographs
    • 3 slides
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 22.5 x 32.5 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:

    207-005-007

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1968.PR04.003
    • Title: Photographs of the final installation, Grazia & Giustizia
    • Dates of creation: circa 2012
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    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:

    207-005-008

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1968.PR04.004
    • Title: Photographs of the installations venues and of the model and project descriptions, Grazia & Giustizia
    • Dates of creation: 2001 - 2017
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed), JPEG File Interchange Format, Microsoft Word for Windows, Adobe Photoshop, Raw JPEG Stream. The photographs of the model of the "Grazia & Giustizia" cardboard word also includes photographs of the two other similar projects by Pettana: "Carabinieri” and "Milite Ignoto".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 73 digital files (196 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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