Levitazione [Levitation] (2017)

Levitazione [Levitation] (2017)

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


Levitazione [Levitation] (2017)

Dates of creation

circa 2017

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 13 drawings
  • 2 photographs

Scope and Content

The project series documents the installation "Levitazione" designed by Pettena and presented at the Fattoria Montellori in Fucecchio near Florence, in 2017. The installation used the existing wooden roof structure of the exhibition space to hang wood beams from it giving the impression of tree trunks with roots. For Pettena, the installation is "a story telling about the wish for a synthesis in the relationship between nature and artifice as well as between emotion and reason, between project strategies and laws of nature." [1]

The project series contains sketches, drawings and two photographs of the installation.


[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/nat-levitation-2017/ (last accessed 28 January 2020)

Reference Number



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


Florence Italy

Language of material

English, Italian


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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2017.PR01.001
    • Title: Sketches, drawing and photographs of the installation, Levitazione
    • Dates of creation: circa 2017
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 drawings
    • 2 photographs


    sheets: 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

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