Sylvie Fleury



Visual Art Price 2015

Congratulations to SYLVIE FLEURY who won the 2015 Visual Art Price from the Geneva Art Society! On this occasion, she will have a solo exhibition at the Palais de l'Athénée in Geneva (Autumn 2015)

Image: Installation view of Sylvie Fleury exhibition at Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels (June 5 – July 17, 2010)

SYLVIE FLEURY & MATTHIEU RONSSE, 'Passions Secrètes - Private Flemish Collections', Lille 3000, Lille, France

10.10.2014 - 04.01.2015

Mounting an exhibition from 4,000 works distributed among 18 collectors is the latest challenge taken on by lille3000. It has been possible to undertake this complex exercise thanks to the support, genuine enthusiasm and unfailing cooperation of these collectors. How can we reflect the passions of the collectors and procure real discoveries for an increasingly knowledgeable and demanding public?

With its 6000 square meters of exhibition space, the Tripostal has become a dream machine, a place where the real and the imaginary intertwine, at the heart of a network of invisible connections, woven together like the web of a Louise Bourgeois spider, the discrete epicentre of the exhibition.

Which threads should be followed to design a coherent and exciting itinerary?

After visiting fabulous collections, studying inventories, identifying sets, possible convergences and interesting dialogues between works, the form of the exhibition was sketched out. The next step was to link the pieces through a system of correspondences, both visually and conceptually.

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SYLVIE FLEURY, UGO RONDINONE, NOT VITAL 'Elevation 1049 - Between Heaven and Hell', Gstaad, Switzerland

27.01 - 08.03.2014

Elevation 1049 is the first in a series of site-specific exhibitions created out of the specifics of time and place, curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry and produced by the LUMA& Foundation.

Taking place in and above Gstaad, it will be comprised exclusively of Swiss artists. As the title suggests, most of the works will be outside, positioned in and defined by the landscape they inhabit. Held in the midst of winter, Elevation 1049 will exchange the confines of the white cube for the expansive snow-covered backdrop of the Alpine landscape. Using elevation is the measure of difference each project will, in different ways, mark the separation of earth and sky, of heaven and hell. Tracing the contours of what lies underfoot and our aspirations above, Elevation 1049 will be the map of this territory.

Elevation 1049 will be on view January 27 through March 8, 2014 and will be free and open to the public.

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SYLVIE FLEURY @ 'Der Schein | Glanz, Glamour, Illusion', kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

23.08 - 03.11.2013

The kestnergesellschaft presents the group exhibition »Der Schein | Glanz, Glamour, Illusion«, which is devoted to the significance of brilliance, light, and precious materials in contemporary art. Top-class works by internationally renowned arts such as Joseph Beuys, Damien Hirst, Sylvie Fleury, Andreas Gursky, Yayoi Kusama, Sherrie Levine, and Thomas Demand illuminate the ambivalence of the term Schein, which in German means light source and reflection, as well as appearance and illusion. Cooperating partner of the exhibition is enercity.

Sylvie Fleury, Joseph Kosuth, Haim Steinbach, Katja Strunz @ 'Novecento Mai Visto' - Hilights from the Daimler Art Collection, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy

08.03 - 30.06.2013

The unusual exhibition, entitled Novecento mai visto (The 20th century as never seen) before, includes some 230 works by around 110 international artists, which range from 1909 up to now. Alongside classic examples of Constructivism and Concrete Art through Minimalism and Conceptual Tendencies the exhibition will also present installations, photographs and videos by renowned contemporary artists.

 The exhibition is further enhanced by two new commissioned works by Nic Hess and Luca Trevisani, which will appear in specific areas of the museum. Alongside the Daimler exhibition there will be another exhibition dedicated entirely to Italian art, which is titled From De Chirico to Cattelan, featuring works of the last century, which have been acquired by public and private collections in Brescia. In the history of Museo di Santa Giulia, Novecento mai visto will be the first comprehensive presentation of contemporary art.

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Sylvie Fleury @ 'Chill Out', Electron 2013, FMAC, Genève

29.02- 31.03.2013

Electrons 2013 - Festival des cultures électroniques de Genève, Le Commun, Fonds d'Art Contemporain de la ville de Genève

Since the 60’s, an emancipatory dynamic operated, liberating music from the classic models of production and diffusion. Some artists thus reappropriated sound and music production as an artistic medium. Sound experimentation opened new spaces of freedom, interdisciplinary research and productive wandering.

This exhibition, conceived as a daydream trip between sound and visual dimensions of the selected art works, proposes to consider different aspects of musical experimentation through a specific set-up, proper to parties and raves in the 90’s, and which can be considered nowadays as “archeological” : the Chill out. In the 90’s, the Chill out was organised as space for listening, full of mattresses and cushions, inside the party, a room where ambient music with no beats was endlessly played. Nowadays, the chill out is a bridge to explore possible links between art practices and dancefloor culture.

One floor of the exhibition will be activated during as a space of musical experimentation and for sharing space-time during the festival. The installation conceived by par Frédéric Post will open at 5am to become Electron’s Chill out.

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SYLVIE FLEURY, FRANZ WEST @ 'Gold', Belvedere, Vienna

March 15 - June 17, 2012

The exhibition is devoted to the precious metal gold and its use in art. Displaying 200 works by 125 artists, this comprehensive show staged in the Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables highlights various applications of the shimmering metal. Since the Middle Ages, there have never been more artists working with gold than today. On view are familiar examples and numerous new discoveries, including works by Stephan Balkenhol, Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, William Blake, James Lee Byars, Sylvie Fleury, Richard Hamilton, Yves Klein, Imi Knoebel, Emil Orlik, Gerhard Richter, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, and Franz West.

“Gold fires the spirit of life, stimulates the heart and blood, and bestows greatness and vigour.”
Paracelsus, 1493–1541

Gold has always held a great fascination for mankind. A symbol of light associated with the sun, it played an important role in all advanced civilizations and was used as a material of the gods, rulers, and the aristocracy. The greed for gold, however, was also a reason for wars, looting, and conquests. In times of crisis, gold is still considered a stabile investment.

In art production, gold was particularly frequently employed during the Middle Ages, yet in the following centuries disappeared from the visual arts almost entirely. It was only in the second half of the twentieth century that many artists took to working with gold again.

“The Belvedere is particularly suitable as a venue for such a comprehensive presentation on the subject of gold,” emphasizes director Agnes Husslein-Arco, “not only because gold runs like a red thread through the various collections and the architecture of the Belvedere palaces, but also because the show juxtaposes traditional visual elements with contemporary art.”

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'Femme objet / Femme sujet' - Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Meymac, France


New Hanging during FIAC

Almine Rech Gallery - Paris

10.16.10 — 10.23.10
Works by the following artists will be exhibited at our Parisian gallery during the FIAC fair

Sylvie Fleury
Xylor Jane
John McCracken
Anselm Reyle
Taryn Simon
James Turrell
Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille
Aaron Young

+ A presentation of a new edition of  skateboards by Anselm Reyle, each unique, signed and numbered 1/50.

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