She Devils on Wheels

Sylvie Fleury
Silkscreen on banner
Edition VFO, Zürich
45 x 210 cm
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Sylvie Fleury produces a large screen-printed banner that follows on from a series of works by Fleury's automobile club that have already been shown at MAMCO, Geneve and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich. "She Devils on Wheels" is the name of her automobile club, named after a well-known feminist exploitation film from 1968, in which the women of a biker gang rule. Numerous of such films were rediscovered in pop culture by the cult director Quentin Tarantino. Sylvie Fleury and her work, which works with pop cultural feminist-, fashion- and auto-narratives, creates a banner in silkscreen that can be seen as a statement of emancipation. The eponymous installation, which she presented in 1997, is in the collection of the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art. Furthermore, Sylvie Fleury conceived a film with Chanel under the same name, which was released in 2008. Fleury is generally known for her sign language, in which she often uses banners and appropriates familiar logos and statements such as "Eternity Now" or "Yes to All".