Sylvie Fleury is active/lives in France. Sylvie Fleury is known for painting and sculpture, performance art and installations.
Sylvie Fleury, born in Geneva in 1961, is an artist who produces
objects, installations and performances. Since the 1990s she has
attracted attention with her objects and installations based on luxury
goods such as cosmetics and fashion. These works, like "C'est la Vie!"
from 1990, with a pile of shopping bags from luxury brands such as
Chanel, allude to today's consumerism and the great power and aura of
these omnipresent brands.
Many see in this a critique or at least an
analogy with modern consumerism within art. Even here, many new
collectors "consume" art as a luxury item, and, as soon as the
vernissage is over, art galleries are already preparing themselves for a
new exhibition. Art, like the latest fashion trend, is quickly consumed
and rapidly changed. Yet Fleury does not carry out a direct critique of
this process, but rather presents it as a fact and a reality within the
given space. It is left to the viewer to reflect critically upon this