Get the Balance Right

Marc Bijl

Amsterdam, 4 Mar - 9 Apr '05

First solo exhibition by Marc Bijl at Upstream Gallery.

The works and interventions of the Dutch artist Marc Bijl (1970) are based upon social issues and their use of symbols and rules. This can result in interventions in the public space, sculptures or installations that undermine or underline this perception of the world. Whether it's Politics, Religion, (anti)Globalization, or the art world itself, Marc Bijl wants to attack their superficial image or myth. He takes icons of (recent) art history and mixes it with sub cultural movements such as gothic, punk and anarchism.

Upstream Gallery will also show new works by Marc Bijl at Art Rotterdam (23-28 February) and at Liste 05 Artfair in Basel (14-19 June).

Further Bijl's work is on show at the exhibitions;
- On Patrol, De Appel, Amsterdam (until 20-03)
- HxBxD=Rabobank collection in GEM, Museum for contemporary art in The Hague (26-02 - 08-05)
- Populism, traveling exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Frankfurther Kunstverein, National Museum of Art in Oslo and Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius (29-04 - 21-08)