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Sylvie Fleury Chaussures italiennes

Mar 28 — Jun 30, 2019 | Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome

Istituto Svizzero is pleased to present Chaussures italiennes, the first solo presentation in Italy by artist Sylvie Fleury.

Fleury’s technique consists of an initial portrayal of a characteristic form that is then enriched, enlarged, and further developed through the use of diverse media. Form, colour, and the graphic shaping of shoes, lipsticks, shopping carts, or fashion magazines become independent visual systems of representation in their own right, entering a new aesthetic scope.

For her solo presentation in Rome, Sylvie Fleury will dominate Villa Maraini’s exhibition rooms, until June, with Retrospective and other works from different times of her prolific production: pieces specially produced for the exhibition along with some of her most iconic ones.  It will also be a chance for the public to view her work Miracle: a giant purple neon installed at the Villa in 2016, which has shined and thrilled the Roman public for three years.

Press release

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