Panorama Sunday

Panorama Sunday

From 11:00 onwards
Special African brunch by Kamilou


Expo (+1, +2, +3)
Edith Dekyndt & Vincent Meessen

Free entrance to the ongoing exhibitions until 18:00


Auditorium (-1)
Film programme

Sven Augustijnen : Une Femme Entreprenante (2004)
FR (NL ondertitels) 72 min.

A film by Sven Augustijnen about the cultural political context in which WIELS was cre-ated – including the diverse expectations and delays – painting a portrait of several of the key players in this process.

Joachim Olender : La collection qui n’existait pas (2014)
FR (NL ondertitels), 93 min. Distribution Argos

Documentary about the Belgian collector Herman Daled, founding president of WIELS and a member of its board since its creation.

Bahman Kiarostami : Monir
Produced by Leyla Fakhr, 2014 HDV, 54 minutes, Farsi and English

A documentary about the life and work of Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, whose duo-exhibition at WIELS with Jef Geys is featured in this film, documenting the trajectory towards her retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum (New York) in 2015.

Documentaries made by Belgian broadcast VRT on the occasion of the artist’s mo-nographic exhibitions at WIELS:

- Canvasconnectie Petrit Halilaj
- Canvasconnectie Thomas Bayrle
- Canvasconnectie Stan Douglas

Project Room (-2)
Presentation: Philip Janssens, Spatial Sublation

Former WIELS resident Philip Janssens invites artists Léa Belooussovitch, Stefano Faoro and Saori Kuno for a playful inquiry around his own artistic practice. 


Roof terrace (+5)
Point of View

The panoramic view from the rooftop of WIELS stretches from the townhall of St Gilles, to the Atomium in the north, the Pajottenland in the West, taking in the trainscapes of Brussels South Station, the Senne valley, the commune of Forest to Hill 100. 

WIELS has invited the following Brussels-experts to give their point of view on this ex-traordinary view:

14:00 Anna Rispoli (artist & member of Zimmerfrei
On how a change of view can provoke a change of ambition

15:00 Emmanuel Dekoninck (historian
On the history of the WIELS site

16:00 Jeroen Verhoeven (from BRAL, urban movement for a sustainable Brussels
On questions of mobility and air quality

14:00-17:00 KIDS (-1) & garden
Spiderfly workshop (5+)

Children and adults can weave wonderful webs using recycled ribbons, to make links between the architecture and add another element to the WIELS building. This cross-generational workshop is a foretaste of the upcoming arts festival for children, Super-VliegSuperMouche that will take place the 12 June 2016.

In collaboration with Kadanja & Patrimoine à Roulettes


15:00 - 18:00 
Residency studios (+1, +2, +3) 

For the first time, the WIELS residents open their studios to the public. Come and meet these artists in person and discover their very different visions.

  • Studio 1: Sahar Saâdaoui (b. 1986 Belgium, lives in Brussels) 
  • Studio 2: Sharon Van Overmeiren (b. 1985 Belgium, lives in Antwerp) 
  • Studio 3: Christophe de Rohan Chabot (b. 1986 France, lives in Berlin) 
  • Studio 4: Lucia Nimcová (b. 1977 Slovakia, lives in Hummené) 
  • Studio 6: Lazara Rosell Albear (b. 1971 Cuba, lives in Brussels) 
  • Studio 7: Vanessa Disler (b. 1987 Canada, lives in Amsterdam) 
  • Studio 8: Sara van der Heide (b. 1977 South Korea, lives in Amsterdam)* 
  • Studio 9: Jean Katambayi Mukendi (b. 1974 D.R. Congo, lives in Lubumbashi)

*17:00 EN, 21 min. 
Reading performance: Art History and the Museum of Western Folkore: A Commemorative Speech (EN)
Moosje M. Goosen & Sara van der Heide
Narrator Marnie Slater