Every last Saturday of the month from 10:30 untill 1:00 p.m, Bains::Connective presents an original selection of innovative short animated films and... Read more

Presentation of the first monograph on the multi-disciplinary practice of Heidi Voet, One in Many, which is characterized by her playful and transformative use of objects to make critical social... Read more

Talk - guided tour in Walter Swennen's exhibition So Far So Good with Laurent Busine.
Laurent Busine is director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in the French-speaking Community... Read more

On Saturday 14, one day after the première of Dora Garcia's film The Joycean Society at Cinéma Galeries in Brussels, it is time to trace back the research that produced this film, and... Read more

On the occasion of So Far So Good, the survey exhibition of Walter Swennen at WIELS, Bart Verschaffel gives a presentation in which he elucidates the painter's method. Philosopher Bart... Read more


Bavo Olbrechts

A lieu being set up by former artist in residence Bavo Olbrechts throughout the entrance spaces of the exhibition rooms. Read more

Talk - guided tour in Walter Swennen's exhibition So Far So Good by Caroline Dumalin, assistent curator of the exhibition. 27.11.2013, 19:00
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Kids - Festival

Kids Art Day

You are 5 years or older? Then you can visit with your parents and siblings in WIELS the exhibitions of Mark Leckey and Ana Torfs. Guides are ready with explanations, assignments, games and... Read more

Talk-Guided tour of Petrit Halilaj's exhibition Poisoned by men in need of some love by Elena Filipovic, curator of the exhibition. Elena Filipovic is  senior curator... Read more

Talk - guided tour in Walter Swennen's exhibition So Far So Good by artist Vincent Geyskens. 13.11.2013, 19:00
In Dutch
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Brussels Museums Nocturnes

During the nocturne on Thursday November 7th you can visit the exhibitions of Walter Swennen and Petrit Halilaj.  Read more


Lecture by Miguel Wandschneider

In the framework of Walter Swennen's exhibition So Far So Good, Miguel Wandschnieder will give a lecture on the work of Walter Swennen. Wandschneider spent eighteen years researching Swennen’s... Read more

Frédéric Chapon, France 
Short films, color & Bw, 60′ A selection of short films shot in Super 8 over a decade and then transferred and... Read more

Music - Festival

La Monnaie at WIELS

On 31st October, WIELS organises a nocturne as part of the Nocturnes in the Brussels museums. On the occasion, a small ensemble of seven musicians of La Monnaie will play Périodes by... Read more


Symposium: DOCUMENT, FICTION & LAW (2)

After having extensively documented the work, the current use of documents in contemporary art tends to pose as art, without losing their testimonial and informative qualities. This reversal is not... Read more


Launch 24h01

In its aesthetic format halfway between book and magazine with 200 pages of great stories, illustrations, comics and pictures, 24h01 is waiting to sweep in the Belgian publishing... Read more

Like the traveling exhibition, the catalogue All-in-One, recently published by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre with the help of the Goethe-Institut Brüssel, represents a first attempt at... Read more


Catherine Perret & Walid Sadek

Erg and WIELS are inviting you  to the lecture of Catherine PerretL'enseignement de la torture (in French) - on the occasion of the release of her book with the same... Read more

Talk-guided tour of Petrit Halilaj's exhibition Poisoned by men in need of some love by the artist himself. 17.10.2013, 7pm
In English
8 €
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Talk - guided tour in Walter Swennen's exhibition So Far So Good by Wim Van Mulders, art critic and author of some essays on Walter Swennen

16.10.2013, 19:00 Read more

Ryuji Miyamoto + Hashime Seto, Moriko Ikeda, Kenzaburo Kobayashi 3.11 TSUNAMI 2011 3 videos, 30 min each. In Japanese with English subtitles. 3.11... Read more

Triangle Books presents Tomorrow, the first artist book by Harold Ancart.  Ancart's work is drenched in lasciviousness, exoticism and nostalgia. For his first publication, Ancart presents a series... Read more

Talk - guided tour in Walter Swennen's exhibition So Far So Good by Dirk Snauwaert, curator of the exhibition. 09.10.2013, 19:00
In English and... Read more

On the occasion of the exhibition Bernd & Hilla Becher, Imprimés 1964-2013, the Fondation A Stichting invites you, on Saturday 5 October, 2013, to the screening of Marianne... Read more


Lecture: Stan Douglas

Since the late 1980s, Stan Douglas has created films, photographs, and installations that reexamine particular locations or past events. His works often take their points of departure in local... Read more

The book Endless Andness is a dialogue with the work of Ann Veronica Janssens. It is the last volume of a trilogy on the question of political art. Mieke Bal seeks to understand and advocate art that... Read more


Talk: Liesbeth Decan

Talk by Liesbeth Decan in the frame of the double exhibition Jef Geys / Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Liesbeth Decan lectures on the theory and history of photography at LUCA School of Arts -... Read more



Monika Stricker is a 'Cadavre Exquis', an exquisite corpse. When Monika Stricker wakes up she is not alone. Monika Stricker is a defiant typeface, subversive through obedience. Monika Stricker is... Read more

Talk - guided tour of the double exhibition Jef Geys / Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian by Dirk Snauwaert, director of WIELS and curator of the exhibition. 04.09.2013, 19:00Read more

Hotel Charleroi (Adrien Tirtiaux, Antoine Turillon, Hannes Zebedin) invites you to the launch of their first publication. On this occasion, they will lead a round table with writer Philippe Genion,... Read more

Talk - guided tour of the exhibition ReSiDuE by Agata Jastrzabek, co-curator of the exhibition. 29.08.2013
In English
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Evi Vingerling

Evi Vingerling’s paintings are not a hole in the wall or a portrayal of a fictive world. The paintings are mostly two colors, one color functioning as background and one as... Read more


Fanny Zaman: Inhabiting the Surface

Former artist in residency Fanny Zaman presents her new film entitled Local (Draft Version), alongside a series of photographs from her earlier film DplusOne. Premiered at FIDMarseille 2012,... Read more

WIELS presents its second night of screenings of a selection of films by artists who each have produced films that are haunted by sculpture. The evening opens with Marie Menken’s sumptuous 4 minute... Read more


Talk: Jiří Kovanda

In the context of Film as Sculpture, Jiří Kovanda (b. 1953 in Prague. Lives and works in Prague), one of the most significant conceptual artists of the Czech art scene, speaks about his... Read more

WIELS presents a selection of films by artists who each have produced films haunted by sculpture. Opening the series is Chris Marker and Alain Renais and 1953 classic Les statues meurent... Read more

Talk-Guided tour of the exhibition Film as Sculpture by Elena Filipovic, curator of the exhibition. Elena Filipovic is  senior curator at WIELS. She co-curated, with Adam... Read more

In the framework of the double exhibition with Jef Geys and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, WIELS invites Rose Issa and Michel Dewilde for a conversation. Rose Issa is a curator,... Read more

The 1940s and 1950s can be considered as the Golden Age of the European art documentary. In an era of a popularization of the visual arts and shortly before the breakthrough of television, directors... Read more


Exhibition "Lire et Ecrire"

Art and literacy Since 2010, and thanks to the support of Alpha Culture, WIELS and the nonprofit organisation Lire et Ecrire Bruxelles Sud have offered weekly art workshops to... Read more

Music - Performance

Onement Label Presentation II

Onement is a label created in 2006 for releasing unique, one-copy records on LP (Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Robert Hampson...). For its second evening at WIELS, the label invites Yannick Franck to... Read more

Kids - Screening

Cine Club for children

Every last Saturday of the month from 10:30 untill 1:00 p.m. , Bains::Connective presents an original selection of innovative short animated films and... Read more


Hisachika Takahashi

Hisachika worked in my studio for about a year. It was a collaboration of conversations and human and artistic contact. Hisachika left my studio. After some months, I saw his work. I think his... Read more

 “Matters of Collaboration – Africa/Europe/Africa” started in 2012 as an international discussion platform, a working context and shared research environment for artists, scientists, film... Read more

For many years now, Helke Bayrle – Thomas Bayrle's wife who works as a film maker – has documented the activities of the Portikus. The result is a unique collection of artist portraits. The... Read more

The Institute for Human Activities was founded in 2012. With legal structures in Amsterdam, Brussels and Kinshasa, a number of renowned institutional partners and advisors, and a dedicated team of... Read more

Music theorist and critic Adam Harper is a prominent contributor to The Wire and Dummymag in addition to his very own acclaimed blog Rouge's Foam. He will settle in WIELS for a lecture about pop... Read more


Über Peter Friedl

On the occasion of the publication of Über Peter Friedl (in German), WIELS is organizing, in collaboration with ERG, a book presentation with interventions by Corinne... Read more

Nearly 20 years after their first album and a legendary performance at  Galerie Fruchtig in Frankfurt in 1996 Sud are back. Some people thought of them as Frankfurt's answer to Sonic Youth – as if... Read more

Festival - Socio-artistic

Kunst Promenade

Kunst Promenade links 7 organizations of Forest who propose an offer in contemporary art. All locations are at maximum 15 minutes of walking distance and close to the two protected parks: Parc de... Read more

Music - Lecture - Screening - Festival - Performance

Experienz # 2 - Materializing the Social

Held during the Brussels art fair, Experienz # 2 is an innovative, forward-looking package of four days of performances, choreographed actions, talk, lecture-performances, performed works, concerts... Read more

Essential and Kantian lines run through Dan Van Severen’s oeuvre, each one of them repeated and unique, shaping a formal alphabet which marked art in Belgium from the 60’s until... Read more


Book Launch 'La Légende du Canal'

A mini edition by WIELS following the intervention of the artist Stephan Goldrajch in the frame of the last Festival Kanal. Stephan Goldrajch  created with the local residents "La Légende du Canal"... Read more



At the initiative of WIELS, the artists Sandra Plantiveau, Marion Fabien and Camille Nicolle coordinated during 6 months art workshops for a group of children aged 5 to 10 years. The result of this... Read more

Talk-guided tour of Thomas Bayrle's exhibition All-in-One by Devrim Bayar, curator of the exhibition. 28.03.2013, 7pm
In English
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In his essay “The Language of New Media", theorist Lev Manovich reconsiders the close affiliation between the programmable loom developed by Joseph Marie Jacquard and Charles Babbage’s Analytical... Read more


Talk by Tauba Auerbach

On the occasion of PA/PER VIEW 2013 and in the frame of her exhibition Tetrachromat at WIELS, Tauba Auerbach wil discuss the possibility of a fourth color receptor and the possibility of a fourth... Read more

Lecture - Festival


Art Book Fair

PA/PER VIEW art book fair brings together 30 leading artist book publishers. Leave your laptop behind and come and browse amongst the finest titles of... Read more

Residence - Lecture

Lives and Works: Models of Presence

Lives and Works: Models of Presence examines the role of residences as a platform for networking, production, presentation and inspiration in the current art scene. This symposium aims to... Read more

Residence - Lecture

Presentation of the new artists in residency

The new artists in residency at WIELS present their work during an evening of short lectures, followed by a drink. Join us and meet the artists who will be working with us for the coming... Read more

Talk-guided tour of Thomas Bayrle's exhibition All-in-One by the artist. Read more

Music - Performance

Onement Label Presentation

The Onement label is inviting the audience in the hall of WIELS on Friday 8th March for a listening session of its newest release: a recording of English pianist John Tilbury performing a series of... Read more


Pretty as a Picture

The works in this exhibition are the fruit of a series of workshops photographer Emilie Danchin conducted with a group from Forest’s Maison des Femmes.  Danchin led these women in a reflection... Read more

Residence - Lecture - Screening

WIELS, ERG and P.A.R.T.S present Jérôme Bel

GALERIES and WIELS continue their joint film and video screening programme. As part of a collaboration with the ERG and P.A.R.T.S., there will be an exceptional screening of three films by French... Read more


Museum Night Fever

In the framework of the Thomas Bayrle show, WIELS is inviting Topo Copy – a centre for printing, ink, paper and art – for the next Museum Night Fever. An open studio a.k.a. exhibition space... Read more

Residence - Performance

Theo Cowley: 'On foot (red hat)'

“Monotony feeds on the new”
“Fashion determines, in each case, the acceptable limit of empathy”
Theo Cowley presents a collection of walks in the Saint-Hubertus galleries. The... Read more


Look Who's Talking: Marta Kuzma

Talk-guided tour of the Matias Faldbakken exhibition PORTRAIT PORTRAIT OF OF A A GENERATION GENERATION by Marta Kuzma, curator of the show and director at OCA, Office for Contemporary Art,... Read more

Marta Kuzma is a curator, writer, lecturer, and, since 2005, director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA). She's currently curating the exhibition of Matias Faldbakken in WIELS. On the... Read more


Meggy Rustamova: '(dis)Location'

Screening-room  The video (dis)Location focuses on the dynamic between audience and author, language, interpretation, the duality between reality and... Read more

Edi Rama and Anri Sala in conversation: 7pm Edi Rama created the condition for a deep evolution in the life conditions in the Albanian capital city, turning it green, purifying its... Read more

Talk-guided tour of Thomas Bayrle's exhibition All-in-One by Devrim Bayar, curator of the exhibition. 20.02.2013, 7pm
In French
8 €  Read more

Tuned City is a research platform from Berlin that creates a dialogue between the worlds of architecture, city planning and sound art, trying to use the possibilities of the spatial and communicative... Read more

Cinéma Galleries (Galerie de la Reine 28 Koninginnegalerij / 1000 Brussels) and WIELS launch from January 2013 onwards a monthly program of films and videos made or selected by the artists in... Read more


Talk by Patricia Falguières

Erg and WIELS invite you to the talk by Patricia Falguières, on the occasion of the launch of two books: White Cube – L’espace de la galerie et son... Read more

Kids - Screening

Ciné-club pour enfants

Chaque dernier samedi du mois, de 10h30 à 13h00, le Cine-Club propose aux enfants entre 5 et 12 ans de venir découvrir des films d'animations qui sortent des sentiers commerciaux. Les films sont... Read more


Talk: Branden W. Joseph

In his book Random Order, Branden W. Joseph provides a penetrating analysis of the most important works in the production of Robert Rauschenberg during the 1950s and 1960s, by placing them... Read more

Cave / Construction / Ruin assembles works by Emmanuel Van der Auwera that were created or finalized during his residency at WIELS. The exhibition follows two lines: the first one,... Read more


As it ever was - Absynthe Minded/Thomas Bogaert

The Ghent based artist Thomas Bogaert, who made the artwork of the last Absynthe Minded CD, made also the video for the title song As It Ever Was, filmed in Paris. That video will never been... Read more

Cinéma Galleries (Galerie de la Reine 28 Koninginnegalerij / 1000 Brussels) and WIELS launch from January 2013 onwards a monthly program of films and videos made or selected by the artists in... Read more