The exhibition’s starting point is the book by Carlo Cassola who, with the same title “Vita d’Artista”, addresses the question of art with respect to certain ideals, politics, social commitment. Favelli intervenes in the house that once belonged to Adolfo Pini (1920-1986) and before of him by the painter Renzo Bongiovanni Radice (1899-1970), in search of a comparison between the past, his legacy and the artist’s work.
Flavio Favelli uses furnishings or objects of common use that refer both to the bourgeois aesthetics of the family environments in which he grew up, and to that of consumption produced by industry and advertising. In his works – collages, sculptures, environments – the materials are assembled giving life to superimpositions of meaning that do not distort the objects but amplify their symbolic value. They are objects of a past but unconsciously present everyday life still today.