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Sylvie Fleury: Evelyne Axell: Body Double

Sylvie Fleury
Group show with Special Participation of Sylvie Fleury
Muzeum Susch, Susch
01 August – 06 December 2020

Curated by Anke Kempkes and Krzysztof Kościuczuk

Muzeum Susch presents Body Double, a retrospective exhibition of the Belgian Pop-Surrealist Evelyne Axell (1935-1972). With her original feminist approach in the 1960s Axell became one of the pioneers of Pop Art in Europe. Her distinct body of work is populated by an all-female universe, transcending the established iconography of Pop Art at the time and reclaiming the discourse of women’s sexuality.

As a special contribution, the exhibition features the prominent installation Marcel et Robert (2009) by Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury, entering into a cross-generational iconographic dialogue with Axell’s work. The rotating disk forming the base of Fleury’s work is designed as a giant Pop-coloured target mirroring the concentric composition in Axell’s painting The Wall of Sound (1966).

 

Image:

Sylvie Fleury
André et Robert (mint pearl and aubergine), 2019
Mini skirt and mannequin legs
110 x 40 x 55 cm
43 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in

Photo credit: Flavio Karrer

 

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