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Sylvie Fleury

 (born 1961)
Sylvie Fleury is active/lives in France.  Sylvie Fleury is known for painting and sculpture, performance art and installations.

Sylvie Fleury

Biography from Galerie Koller, AG, Zurich

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 matter.

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About  Sylvie Fleury

Born:  1961 - Geneva
Known for:  painting and sculpture, performance art and installations