Flavio Favelli frequents flea markets and vintage dealers to source objects, furniture, and images he feels an intimate connection to. These second-hand discoveries are woven into personal and social narratives based on Favelli’s relationship to the objects and the environments in which they are displayed. Favelli was born in 1960s Italy, where the wake of WWII inspired a national zeal to modernize provincial life. This desire informs many of his works, particularly through the idea that a better future can be granted through foreign consumer goods. His series “Manatthan Club” was inspired by a misspelled nightclub sign encountered off a rural Italian highway. The exhibition evoked the consumer culture of 1970s Italy, using reappropriated neon signs, furniture, and frames holding postcards and Pucci scarves, all items filled with the illusion of a better future.

Flavio Favelli © Giovanni De Angelis
Flavio Favelli
Florence, 1967

Current Exhibitions

08 Jul — 07 Sep
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents two shows in Catania this summer at Palazzo Biscari. The first, an environmental...
09 May — 15 Sep
As part of MUVE Contemporaneo project, the exhibition by Flavio Favelli consists of a site-specific exhibition that traverses the museum’s monumental rooms. Fifteen works by the artist compose the path of  “Il bello inverso”...

Past Exhibitions

Flavio Favelli: Serie Imperiale

ex miniCoop e Casa del Popolo 23/03/2018 — 03/06/2018

Flavio Favelli: Via Guerrazzi, 21

Via Guerrazzi, 21 - first floor 02/02/2018 — 04/02/2018

Flavio Favelli: Senso 80

FAI - Albergo Diurno Venezia 29/03/2017 — 14/05/2017

Curated by?

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
30/06/2016 — 16/10/2016

Par tibi, Roma, nihil

Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill 23/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Florence Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1967 Lives in: Savigno, Bologna