On Tuesday 9 February, at 19:00h, Guillaume Bijl, Vaast Colson, Sofie Dederen, Stella Lohaus, Johan Pas and David Vermeiren will have a conversation on the sense and nonsense of art in edition on the occasion of the exhibition and book launch 'Guillaume Bijl. Multiples & Editions' at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
→ live stream on www.youtube.com/royalacademyantwerp/live
The Antwerp artist Guillaume Bijl made his international breakthrough in the 1980s with his 'transformation installations'. He transforms galleries and museums into banal and recognisable commercial or entertainment environments such as a carpet shop, a supermarket or a TV Quiz decor. In addition, he presents cut-outs from reality as 'situation installations' and 'compositions trouvées'.
Less known but widely distributed, are the multiples (works of art in an edition) that Bijl creates. These banal-looking objects, selected by the artist, take on a completely different meaning when presented as an edition in an art context. Bijl also designed various posters and artist's books in the context of his projects and exhibitions.