Supported by the Regional Department of Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity, promoted by Museo Riso and realized in collaboration with Associazione Acrobazie, the exhibition consists of four thematic nuclei that tell the story of the relationship of the artist with the city of Palermo and with Sicily.

The exhibition is the result of an assemblage of visual elements taken from different contexts, which captures the coexistence of “high” and “low” in Sicilian culture.
Favelli, as witness of a culture that oscillates between the sublime and the profane, started from his personal collection of Sicilia magazines, with which he made a series of collages, to search for the tangible signs of an “inspiration that broods under the rubble,” and which, for example, emerges in the scarrabili that dot the city of Palermo, in the dull signs, in the improvised constructions, in the spontaneous assemblages.

The installation La Sicilia e altre figure, which gives the exhibition its title, consists of the framed covers of the magazine Sicilia, composed by 89 issues and published by Flaccovio between the 1950s and 1980s, on which the artist intervened with assemblages and collages of advertisements from the 1970s and 1980s.
Taken from lifestyle, news and current affairs magazines, such as Gente and Oggi, and reassembled in the collages, the images selected by the artist trace formal correspondences between the two vast imaginaries. The intent is to recover the “irreverent” attitude of Sicilia magazine, which, through a fake childish graphic, has put classical art and popular traditions on the same plane, annulling the hierarchies and the social pyramids that characterize the island.

La Sicilia e altre figure
La Sicilia e altre figure, 2024