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  • Sylvie Fleury

    Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
    Limmatstrasse 270
    November 7, 1998–January 10, 1999

    “Want a killer body? Read this!” Swiss-born Sylvie Fleury mines the demimonde of the fashionable few—from luxe goods to haute trash—reveling in glamour, superficiality, and lowest-common-denominator desire. “Egoïste.” “Shopping.” “Obsession.” “Slim Fast.” “Skin Crimes.” What more can you say? “Moisturizing is the answer,” writes Fleury in glaring neon. In this survey curated by the Museum für Gegenwartskunst’s Rein Wolfs, car accidents are enhanced with lipstick colors, giant balls are decked out in grass-green fleece, and, on a video screen, a lady floors the gas pedal: one of the “She-Devils on Wheels,” the caption explains.