Guillaume Bijl came to Iceland for his first visit and on that occasion he gave a lecture on his art and career at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús and at The Iceland Academy of the Arts. He will also exhibited an installation at Mengi art space at Odinsgata.
Guillaume Bijl (born 1946, in Antwerp) is a Belgian installation artist. He is a self-taught artist with background in theater. From the second half of the 1970s he started to create spatial objects and was researching in finding alternatives for conceptual art. 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 centers, and replacing them with ‘socially useful institutions’.
Guillaume Bijl, April 3, 2017.