TV-Quiz decor [TV Quiz Show Decor]
Installation, 1300 x 900 x 400 cm.
Materials: mixed media
Collection: M HKA Collection, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK6880).
*“I show my time. I make décors in a way that for a moment reality too may be seen as décor. We live in a décor, and I make people aware of that.”* *TV-Quiz Decor* from 1993 is a perfect illustration of Bijl’s worldview where, stimulated by advertising and the media, a shift occurs from reality to fiction and then back again. We see a minutely detailed reconstruction of a TV studio, complete with podium and flickering lights on the steps, two desks with score panels, cameras and a grand prize in the form of a shiny red car. All this in a darkened space, ready for showtime. *TV-Quiz Decor* straddles the interface between culture and commerce. Does a museum room stop being such when it’s transformed this way into a TV studio? With the text displayed on the giant monitor, 'Le Jeu de l'Art', Bijl makes literal reference to the current art scene, which according to him is evermore becoming a show tent.
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