Guillaume Bijl

Galerie Wewerka

Guillaume Bijl is best known for his site-specific installations such as the one he did in the room of a patient in a psychiatric institution. These installations remain true to the details and function of the places where they are most frequently shown—museums and galleries. Bijl disrupts preconceived notions of what an exhibition should be, annexes spaces, and attacks their function with his simulated spaces. His work raises the question of what is reality and what is fiction.

In his most recent show, Bijl showed four recent works, including an elephant skull in a vitrine filled with a gray material and meant to replicate a museum exhibition. Another work, part of his ongoing series “Compositions Trouvées” (Found compositions), imitates an exhibition space in a poster shop. Seven framed posters, photographs, and reproductions are combined into a grand tableau for commercial not esthetic

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