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.
Re-Inventing Piet. Mondrian and the Consequences
Through January 21, 2024
No matter if talking about clothing, the packaging of cosmetics, T-shirts, bags or even whole houses – everybody recognizes the iconic compositions of Piet Mondrian that are dominated by primary colors red, yellow and blue, which are separated by strong black lines. Countless artists picked up on Mondrian’s style and developed it further. Not just the art world but also advertisement and fashion, architecture and design, all of them took and continue to take inspiration from the founder of Neoplasticism and quote, change and adapt his artistic vision.
Based on the works of Mondrian and his contemporaries, the exhibition will give insight into a hundred-year long exploration and further development of Neoplasticism, showing works and installations by contemporary artists alongside Mondrian-style dresses, objects of applied art and architecture.