Guillaume Bijl

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Guillaume Bijl (born 1946, in Antwerp), is a Belgian installation artist. Bijl's first installation was a driving school, set in a gallery-space in Antwerp in 1979, accompanied by a manifesto calling for the abolition of art centres, and replacing them with 'socially useful institutions'. This installation was followed in the eighties by a billiards room, a casino, a laundromat, a centre for professional training, a psychiatric hospital, a fallout shelter, a show of fictitious American artists, a conference for a new political party and a rural Belgian model house. A more recent show was at the Berlin’s Centre for Opinions in Music and Art.[1] Bijl is also an artist at the Mulier Gallery[2] has displayed at the Witte de With[3] and has been reviewed by the New York Times.[4]

He divides his work into four categories: 'transformation installations', 'situation installations', 'compositions trouvées' and 'sorry's'.

Bijl created a display window for a wax-doll museum for Documenta IX in 1992.

See also[edit]

Mattressdiscount installation,2002, Kunsthalle, Muenster
"Fami-Home" installation, 1988, Belgium Pavilion, Biennial, Venice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guillaume Bijl. Frieze Magazine, Daniel Miller, 03/03/09. http://www.frieze.com/shows/review/guillaume_bijl/
  2. ^ Mulier Mulier Gallery, list of artists, retrieved 29 January 2012 http://www.muliermuliergallery.com/artists.html
  3. ^ Guillaume Bijl. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. Listing for 27 - 01 - 1990 / 25 - 03 - 1990. http://www.wdw.nl/event/guillaume-bijl/
  4. ^ Review/Art; A Conceptual Installation With Luxury for All. By Michael Brenson. December 21, 1990. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/21/arts/review-art-a-conceptual-installation-with-luxury-for-all.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

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