A new, space-filling installation by Guillaume Bijl will be on display in the Zwin Nature Park this summer. For this particular installation, the artist found his inspiration in the visual culture that draws so many tourists to the Belgian Coast, interwoven with art historical references and everyday situations.
Guillaume Bijl is a reference figure in the world of Belgian contemporary art and also gained considerable acclaim abroad these past 40 years.
Bijl is especially known for his transformations of exhibition spaces into recognisable everyday places like a driving school, a supermarket, a mattress shop or, most recently, a Casino (Play, 2018, Kortrijk). Such is the eye for detail in these stereotyped interiors that they stir up a sense of alienation among visitors, in the hope that they too will start calling our consumer society into question.
Also his Sorry installations, in which combines the most diverse phenomena, turning them into some form of archaeology of our day, are an attempt to wrong-foot the public. Because he departs from his usual style in these installations, he always uses a cool ‘sorry’ as title.
|When||From Sunday 30th of June till Sunday 15th of September.|
|Tickets||Buy an entrance ticket for the exhibition - standard admission ticket to the parkincluded.|