Buon Compleanno ["Happy Birthday” Bed] (1985)
The project series documents "Buon Compleanno", an installation that consists of a bed made up of a set of palanquins assembled together to "acquire significance only when assembled, when united according to an elementary scheme that could in theory be continued ad infinitum, creating a “place” of greater and greater intensity."  The installation was designed by Pettena at the invitation of the Galleria Special, in Bari, in 1985. The bed was produced by the gallery to present an interpretation of household furniture as ceremonial places.
The project series contains sketches and photographs of the installation, a promotional card by the Galleria Special, and a gallery press release with a handwritten note by Pettena on the installation.
 Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-happy-birthday-1985/ (last accessed 11 December 2019).
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