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— About non conscious architecture —

Exhibition

Galleria Giovanni Bonelli

via Luigi Porro Lambertenghi 6, 20159 Milano

From Jan. 13, 2017
to Feb. 24, 2017


OPENING

12

Jan. 12, 2017
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


curated by Marco Scotini

ABOUT

Giovanni Bonelli Gallery presents for the first time in his gallery a large anthological exhibition of the works of Gianni Pettena focused on the artist’s activity between 1968 and the end of the ‘70s, a crucial decade for both society and the growth of art debate. Marco Scotini decided to present a large selection of Pettena’s works of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, not to belittle the great value of the artist’s later work, but because he believes that it is in this period of his activity that Pettena reached such a crucial point in art making that was yet to be discovered and practiced.  In the exhibit will be presented works both known and not known which Pettena realized with different media.  In the center of the gallery will be re-built for the occasion one of his huge cardboard words, Carabinieri, (built for the first time in 1968) which still represents one of the most important examples of a semiotic intervention on space at that time, where the language itself reveals the kind of context (whether of catch or check) and clearly shows Gianni Pettena’s  ethical and esthetic radical research.