Falsa Curva D'Autostrada [Fake Expressway Bend] (1971)
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.
 Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/ff-intens-1971-1/ (last accessed 4 November 2019)
Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.
Minneapolis Minnesota United States
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