©image: Syb'l S. Pictures
"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.
>Transformatie Installaties [Transformation Installations].
>Situatie Installaties [Situation Installations].
>Composities & Compositions Trouvées [Compositions & Compositions Trouvées].
>Guillaume Bijl, Project - notities [Project Notes], 1969-1975.Drawing, ink, paper.
>Guillaume Bijl, Behandelingen, 1975-1979.Collage, ink, paper, 6 x (80 x 60 cm).
>Guillaume Bijl, Project Pleasures, 1977.Collage, ink, paper, 6 x (80 x 60 cm).
>Guillaume Bijl, Projecten [Projects], 1977.Drawing, ink, paper, 13 x (30 x 40 cm).
>Guillaume Bijl, 10 colour photographs of installations, 1979-1985.Photography, photographs, 31 x 49 cm.
>Guillaume Bijl, Autorijschool Z [Car - driving school Z], 1979-1989.Installation, mixed media, 260 x 535 x 1024 cm.
>Guillaume Bijl, CHAUSSURES Icécé, 1980.Mixed Media, ink, paper, paint, wood, variable dimensions.
>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).
>Guillaume Bijl, Composition Trouvée (Rommelmarkt), 1988.Installation, mixed media, 75 x 220 x 230 cm.
>Guillaume Bijl, TV-Quiz decor [TV Quiz Show Decor], 1993.Installation, mixed media, 1300 x 900 x 400 cm.
>Guillaume Bijl, Composition Trouvée (à l'affiche / prochainement), 1993.Installation, mixed media, 100 x 180 x 6 cm.
>Guillaume Bijl, Affiches.Poster, ink, paper, variable dimensions.