Sylvie Fleury (*1961) is a contemporary Swiss artist whose installation, sculpture, and mixed media work deals with our sentimental and aesthetic attachments to consumerist culture. Emerging in the 1990s, Fleury’s early “shopping bag” installations laid the foundations for a body of work that became as provocative as it is playful. Fleury heralded a new artistic trend by subverting the codes of consumption, creating an interplay between fashion and art, while interrogating the relationship between desire and fetishism.
DEN FRIE CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Copenhagen
Through October 23, 2022
The exhibition Another Surrealism draws lines between historic surrealism and contemporary art. The potent connection between the two separated and distinguished surrealist moments is explored through immersive spacious tableaus bringing together historic surrealist artworks and contemporary artworks with striking surrealist tendencies. The exhibition features surrealist works that have largely been written out of art history – exhibitions scenography, fashion-works, shop window-installations, and immaterial works such as smell and sound. The exhibition presents artworks by significant international contemporary artists side by side with historic surrealists.Link