Curated by Sarah Cosulich and Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti
The exhibition marking the opening of the new Pinacoteca is dedicated to artist Sylvie Fleury. A pioneer and key reference point for emerging artistic practices, over the last thirty years Fleury has pursued multifaceted research that eludes currents and categorisation. Using a wide range of media
from sculpture to painting, neon and installation, Fleury’s artistic vocabulary draws on objects and imagery from the worlds of fashion, science fiction and pop subcultures, exploring the mechanisms underpinning value construction and the manufacture of desires in contemporary society. Fleury produces works that intelligently and ironically address the tension between gender
politics, consumerism and contemporary culture – first and foremost, that of art history. Her work resonates with Pinacoteca’s desire to expand on the Lingotto’s traditional narrative, connoted by the masculine imagery of the factory and the automobile, but also with that of a historical collection
represented by male artists.