Radicals. Architettura e Design 1960-1975 (1992)
Part of:
  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (curator)

Radicals. Architettura e Design 1960-1975 (1992)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.12 l.m of textual records
    377 digital files (22 GB)
Scope and content:
The sub-series documents the exhibition "Radicals. Architettura e design 1960-1975", curated by Pettena and presented in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1996. This documentary exhibition on the Radical architecture movement in the 1960s and the 1970s, for presented the Radical movement not as "essentially conceptual contribution, as “fantastic” theories and utopian visions of the future" [1] but as "precursors of the most innovative production of the contemporary, international architectural scene." [2]

The sub-series contains research material, including photocopies of articles on the Radical movement and research on previous editions of the Venice Biennale. It also contains correspondence for the planning of the exhibition, including with Hans Hollein and the Biennale administration, a draft exhibition proposal, concept development notes by Pettena, proposals for promotional material on the exhibition and press clippings.

[1][2] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/english/exhibitions/settings/ (last accessed 29 January 2020).
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Material in this sub-series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Venice Italy

Related units of description:
  • A copy of the exhibition catalogue "Radicals : architettura e design : 1960-75" is held by the CCA's Library (ID:97-B41).

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