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Falsa Curva D'Autostrada [Fake Expressway Bend] (1971)

Falsa Curva D'Autostrada [Fake Expressway Bend] (1971)

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People

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

Title

Falsa Curva D'Autostrada [Fake Expressway Bend] (1971)

Dates of creation

circa 1971-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 6 digital files (24 MB)
  • 2 photographs
  • 2 drawings

Scope and Content

The project series documents the performance "Falsa Curva D'Autostrada", also know in English as Fake Expressway Bend. The performance was undertaken with a group of Pettena's students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, in 1971. It consisted of hanging a large tarp from the overpass of an expressway under construction. The tarp extended to the road underneath and was used to create a fake bend in the overpass. The performance was targeting "the excess of uniformity in urban design" by reimagining the linearity of the overpass into a fake curve.

The project series contains two photographs of the fake expressway bend, two sketches for the installation, and project descriptions in English and in Italian.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/ff-intens-1971-1/ (last accessed 4 November 2019)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1971.PR05

Location

Minneapolis Minnesota United States

Language of material

English, Italian

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR05.001
    • Title: Photographs and sketches, Falsa Curva D'Autostrada
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • 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
    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 22.5 x 29 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:

    207-005-019

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR05.002
    • Title: Project descriptions and digitized drawing, Falsa Curva D’Autostrada
    • Dates of creation: 2011 - 2015
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Microsoft Word for Windows, JPEG File Interchange Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 digital files (24 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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