Gianni Pettena 2

  • Gianni Pettena

  • Gianni Pettena

    Wearable chairs, 1971-2019

    Saturday 19th October - 1pm - 3pm
    Duration: 25 min

    Gianni Pettena is a major figure of radical Italian architecture of the 1960s and 70s. An artist, architect, designer, professor, critic and historian of architecture, he defines himself first and foremost as an “an-architect”. He has contributed to redefining the discipline, characterising his approach through his use of artistic processes such as performance and installation. The performance Wearable Chairs consists in an urban procession of a group of young people, each wearing a folding chair strapped to their backs. Walking in single file through the city, the group stops periodically to discuss their future as a group. This performance was first activated in Minneapolis in 1971 by the students of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

    The version presented during FIAC is performed by the students of the Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Versailles.

    In collaboration with Salle Principale, Paris
    Departure from galerie Salle Principale, 28 rue de Thionville, 75019 Paris
    towards Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

    Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris