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Buon Compleanno ["Happy Birthday” Bed] (1985)

Buon Compleanno ["Happy Birthday” Bed] (1985)

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People

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

Title

Buon Compleanno ["Happy Birthday” Bed] (1985)

Dates of creation

circa 1985-2016

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 12 digital files (18 MB)
  • 3 photographic materials
  • 2 textual documents
  • 1 reprographic copy

Scope and Content

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." [1] 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.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-happy-birthday-1985/ (last accessed 11 December 2019).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1985.PR03

Location

Bari Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1985.PR03.001
    • Title: Photographs and sketch of the installation, and promotional material, Buon Compleanno
    • Dates of creation: 1985
    • 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 textual documents
    • 2 photographs
    • 1 slide
    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 21.5 x 30 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:

    207-005-043

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1985.PR03.002
    • Title: Photographs, digitized sketches, and project description, Buon Compleanno
    • Dates of creation: 2001 - 2016
    • 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, Tagged Image File Format, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 digital files (18 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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