Flavio Favelli's Buffet Stage donated to Rimini City Museum

The Museum of the City of Rimini enriches its permanent collection: donated Flavio Favelli's Buffet Stage by collector Francesco Amante.

The Museum of the City of Rimini enriches its permanent collection with a new donation from collector Francesco Amante. Last year, in November 2022, Amante himself had inaugurated the renovated layout of the Museum’sNew Wing with the addition to the collection of two prestigious works: Collection of Paths (1995) by Emil Lukas, donated to the Emilia-Romagna Region, on loan to Rimini, and Third Room (Lettiga) (2007) by Flavio Favelli donated to the Museum.

The work entering the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of Rimini is still by Flavio Favelli: it is Palco Buffet (2007), now placed in dialogue with Terza Camera.

PalcoBuffet was exhibited in 2008 at the exhibition Italics, curated by Francesco Bonami at Palazzo Grassi, Venice, and then at the MCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2009; in 2010 the work became part of the project LA COLLEZIONE - Per una storia del Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art of Bologna) thanks to a loan from Francesco Amante and Associazione Amici GAM.

“Ever since I was a young entrepreneur,” says Francesco Amante, “I have worked to ensure that my professional activity was accompanied by actions of social commitment. This, simply, because I am convinced that, those who, like me, have had the opportunity to achieve important goals, have a duty to ’give back’ to the community part of what they have received through their work and sacrifice that have given so much. For the most part, my initiatives have had repercussions in the city of Bologna, where I was born and where I live, but when the opportunity arose to bring to Rimini part of the works I donated to the Emilia-Romagna Region, I was overjoyed. Rimini in fact represents a cherished piece of my youth. Rimini, for all those of my generation, is the time of wonders, of the fabulous carefree years, of summers spent on the beach where we lived the economic rebirth to the sound of twist and rock & roll. Rimini is, and will forever remain, in my heart along with Bologna. Without sentimentality being linked to the stereotype of Rimini as a seaside resort, I am pleased to donate some of my works to the City Museum, because Rimini is a city even when the establishments close, and to think that my gesture can contribute to the growth of a new cultural entity by generating added value in the territory, fills me up. In this sense, moreover, I take the opportunity as of now to extend my sincerest wishes to the municipal administration of Rimini so that the city may be elected European Capital of Culture in 2026.”

On the occasion of the donation of Palco Buffet (2007), the catalog of the exhibition emERgenze contempoRaNee will be presented, whose forty-five works by thirty-six artists are the centerpiece of the Museum’s section dedicated to contemporary art, and are the result of the call for proposals promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region to support the visual arts sector affected in the pandemic era through the mechanism of purchase awards under Articles 8 and 8 bis of Regional Law No. 37 of 1994.

The work will be officially donated on October 11, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the New Wing of the Museum of the City of Rimini.

Flavio Favelli, Stage Buffet (2007). Francesco Amante donation. Photo by Andrea Scardova
Flavio Favelli, Palco Buffet (2007). Francesco Amante donation. Photo by Andrea Scardova

Flavio Favelli's Buffet Stage donated to Rimini City Museum
Flavio Favelli's Buffet Stage donated to Rimini City Museum

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