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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Composition Trouvée (Romm...
Guillaume Bijl, Composition Trouvée (Rommelmarkt), 1988. Installation, mixed media, 75 x 220 x 230 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.
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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
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= contemporary archaeological still lives or tranquil scenes of daily life at the end of the twentieth century that recall the Duchampian tra