Laundry (1969)
Part of:
  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Laundry (1969)


circa 1969-2017

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 12 digital files (97 MB)
    8 photographic materials
    1 drawing
Scope and content:
This project series documents Pettena's installation "Laundry" realized in the context of the Campo Urbano, a series of artistic events staged during a day at the Piazza del Duomo, in the historic centre of Como, in Italy, on the 21st of September 1969. Pettena was one of the forty artists, musicians, architects and art critics invited to the event [2]. For his installation, "Pettena chose to hang out washing on clothes lines, with the aim of underlining the difference between the appearance of a city and the experience of living in it." [2].

The project series contains photographs of the installation at the Piazza del Duomo, in Como, sketches of the installation, and a project description in English and Italian.

[1] Radical Pedagogies, https://radical-pedagogies.com/search-cases/i05-campo-urbano/ (last accessed 4 November 2019)
[2] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-laundry-1969-1/ (last accessed 4 November 2019)
Reference number:



Como Italy

Language of material:
  • English
  • Italian

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