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Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto [The Craft of the Architect] (2002)

Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto [The Craft of the Architect] (2002)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (architect)

Title

Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto [The Craft of the Architect] (2002)

Dates of creation

2002-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 72 digital files (48 MB)
  • 8 photographs
  • 2 drawings

Scope and Content

The project series documents a series of performances entitled "Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto". The first edition was performed by Pettena in Maiano, near Florence in 2002. It consisted of a series of images of Pettena rock climbing that represents the work of the architect "and the role of those who work in the discipline, what is represented here is the need to make choices and at the same time the difficulty of doing so, of taking routes that, while they may appear impassable, are actually the very essence of the artist’s thought and language [...]." [1]

Another version was performed in 2004 at the Ex-Meccanotessile complex, in Florence, 2004, and consisted of a series of photographs of a man climbing the interior roof structure of the building. Unlike the 2002 edition of this performance, "not even nature offers its support to those who, despite moving with caution, often find themselves in a situation of impasse." [2]

A final version of the performance was created in 2012 by Pettena. The digitally created installation consisted of a gradually fading shape of a climber drawn in leaves that slowly disperse. In this installation, compared to the two previous ones, the architect "seems to find here a solution and ultimate freedom through the final choice of ‘giving in’ to the prevalence of natural environment." [3]

The project series contains a sketch and photographs of the 2002 performance, photographs of the 2004 performance, and a drawing for the 2012 performance.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/perf-the-craft-2002/ (last accessed 22 January 2020).

[2] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/perf-the-craft-ii-2004/ (last accessed 22 January 2020).

[3] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/nat-the-craft-of-the-architect-3-2012/ (last accessed 27 January 2020).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.2002.PR01

Location

Florence Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2002.PR01.001
    • Title: Sketch, Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto
    • Dates of creation: circa 2002
    • 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: 43.5 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:

    207-002-011

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2002.PR01.002
    • Title: Photographs of the performance, Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto
    • Dates of creation: circa 2002
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 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:

    207-007-011

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2002.PR01.003
    • Title: Photograph of the performance, Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto II
    • Dates of creation: circa 2004
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 30 x 42.5 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:

    207-002-012

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2002.PR01.004
    • Title: Photograph of the performance, Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto II
    • Dates of creation: circa 2004
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 60.5 x 55 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:

    207-004-006

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2002.PR01.005
    • Title: Drawing of the installation, Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto III
    • Dates of creation: circa 2012
    • 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: 30.5 x 42.5 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:

    207-002-013

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2002.PR01.006
    • Title: Photographs of the performance, Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto
    • Dates of creation: 2003 - 2015
    • 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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 71 digital files (47 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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