Guillaume Bijl, Sorry, 1987
Installation (lacquered concrete, cardboard, tape), 59 × 94 × 26 cm

17.05.–18.06.2017

Star Work № 22: Sorry

Guillaume Bijl

The 35-cm-high concrete sculpture of a woman in traditional costume looks inquiringly at a seemingly ramshackle cardboard construction. The ensemble created in 1987 by the Belgian concept artist appears absurd and out-of-place. It numbers among the “Sorry Works”, a series by Bijl that depicts surreal situations. This is an encounter of the third kind. Hidden in the packaging is something that is basically trivial: a lamp. Upon discovering what is inside, the viewer unfortunately continues to have no answer to the question as to what is meant here. Thus the work becomes all the more a projection surface for the viewer’s own mental pictures. (Lea Daxelmüller)

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles


STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie


Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé


Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine


Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT "MARSCH MARSCH", VERSACHLICHT ALLES.


Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel


Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Hommage an André Blank


Star Work № 16: Statements 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst