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Breathing Architecture (2012)

Breathing Architecture (2012)

Part of

People

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

Title

Breathing Architecture (2012)

Dates of creation

2012-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 13 digital files (15 MB)
  • 4 photographs
  • 1 drawing

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Breathing Architecture," an installation initially presented at the Galleria Federico Luger in Milan, in 2012. The installation consists of a square shaped sheet of plaster placed on a wall giving the impression that a portion of the gallery wall has been lifted to create an opening in order to allow it to breathe. This installation has similarities to Pettena's earlier project "Grass Architecture" for Trigon '72 and "Parete "Branchia"" in 1999. "[...] here the work, which on this occasion takes up the whole of a wall all by itself, has more the significance of a gesture, of a sculpture that retains memories of architecture, and at the same time of the school of conceptual art in which Pettena was also formed." [1] This installation was also later presented at the UMOCA in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2013, and at the exhibition "Architetture Naturali/Gianni Pettena" at the Kunst Meran/Merano Arte, in Meran, in 2017.

The project series contains photographs of the first and the second editions of the installation and a drawing. It also contains photographs of the 2017 edition that also shows Pettena's other installation "Paper/Midwestern Ocean" presented in the same exhibition.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-breathing-architecture-2012-1/ (last accessed 27 January 2020)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.2012.PR04

Location

Salt Lake City Utah United States

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • For more documents related to Pettena's project "Proposte per il concorso Trigon" (1971), see AP207.S1.1971.PR02. For more documents related to Pettena's "Parete "Branchia" " (1999), see AP207.S1.1999.PR01. And other material related to project "Paper/Midwestern Ocean" (1970), see AP207.S1.1970.PR02.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2012.PR04.001
    • Title: Drawing of installation, Breathing Architecture
    • 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: 43.5 x 30.5 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:

    207-002-018

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2012.PR04.002
    • Title: Photographs of the installation, Breathing Architecture
    • Dates of creation: circa 2012
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 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:

    207-007-023

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2012.PR04.003
    • Title: Photograph of the installation, Breathing Architecture
    • Dates of creation: circa 2017
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    The photograph also show the installation Paper/Midwestern Ocean edition of 2017, also presented at the exhibition Architetture Naturali/Gianni Pettena, Kunst Meran in Meran, in 2017.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Related units of description:

    • For more material related to the project Paper/Midwestern Ocean (1970), see also AP207.S1.1970.PR02 Paper/Midwestern Ocean (1970).

    Folder Number:

    207-007-024

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2012.PR04.004
    • Title: Photographs of the installations, and project description, Breathing Architecture
    • Dates of creation: 2012 - 2015
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed), Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 digital files (15 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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