Dreaming Architecture (2016)

Dreaming Architecture (2016)

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


Dreaming Architecture (2016)

Dates of creation

circa 2016

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 1 photograph

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Dreaming Architecture", a digitally created performance by Pettena in 2016. The performance consists of a photograph of a long baroque art gallery. Added to the photograph is an image of Pettena seated with legs crossed draped in a robe. Pettena appears to be floating in the middle of room. The project is a reference to "Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto" (2002) that represents the difficulties and possible impasses in architecture. However here "the symbolic interpretation of architecture is here ideally transformed by overcoming, in the dream, the difficulties and restrictions of choices and paths, as well as the risks of mistakes and downfalls." [1]

The project series contains a photograph of the performance.


[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/perf-dreaming-architecture-2016-1/ (last accessed 28 January 2020)

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Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.



Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • For more material related to Pettena's project "Il Mestiere Dell'Architetto" (2002), see AP207.S1.2002.PR01.


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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2016.PR01.001
    • Title: Photograph of the performance, Dreaming Architecture
    • Dates of creation: circa 2016
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


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

    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

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