GUILLAUME BIJL ENSEMBLE
"Society is not as idealistic as one imagines. That's also why I seriously question society, the civilisation in which we live. In the face of the manipulation and exploitation of the Third World, our society sometimes tends towards the colonial and is certainly laden with capitalism. That's why I illustrate these phenomena, but now as a sort of archaeology of the era." - Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl is considered as a key figure of the 1980s art scene in Belgium, with installations that graft reality onto the art world, but his oeuvre goes back further still. The M HKA has a particular interest in this earlier work, especially in the conceptual works from out of which his subsequent pieces would spring. Additionally, the M HKA has collected an extensive ensemble comprising different of his important installations, including the Autorijschool [Car Driving School], the TV-Quiz Decor, and the reminder of the key work Chaussures ICC.
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Guillaume Bijl, Projecten [Projects], 1977. Drawing, ink, paper, 13 x (30 x 40 cm).
TV-Quiz decor [TV Quiz Sh...
Guillaume Bijl, TV-Quiz decor [TV Quiz Show Decor], 1993. Installation, mixed media, 1300 x 900 x 400 cm.
235 Belangrijke en Minder...
Guillaume Bijl, 235 Belangrijke en Minder Belangrijke Foto's van de 2de helft van de 20e Eeuw. [235 Important and Less Important Photos from the 2nd half of the 20th Century.], 1986-1995. Installation, photo, paper, 235 x ( 26 x 19 cm).
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= reality in unreality In the Transformation Installations Guillaume Bijl transforms the neutral setting of an art gallery or museum into a
Situatie Installaties [Si...
= a non-reality in reality These so-called Situation Installations are concrete interventions in reality and usually part of an art manifes