The exhibitions Urgent Conversations: Athens–Antwerp and Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens are a collaboration between EMST and M HKA, a theoretical and visual dialogue, based on works from the collections of both museums, which includes more than 70 works structured in 22 topics.   

28.04.2017 - 07.01.2018        

M HKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen - Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen

EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art - Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str., Athens 11743

Urban Landscape

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Composition Trouvée (Rommelmarkt), 1988
Installation , 75 x 220 x 230 cm
mixed media

Bijl’s Compositions Trouvées are carefully composed montages of found objects. They are little pieces of reality, which are usually displayed in a museum context. As the artist has removed these objects from their usual settings, the overall impression created is rather odd and the man-made, fantastic character of the work is accentuated. Reality appears as something unreal or artificial.