Roma Publications @ WIELS
presenting
Marc Nagtzaam – Reissue
Aglaia Konrad – Carrara
Talks by Bart Verschaffel, Kris Kimpe & Koenraad Dedobbeleer
Music... Read more

"Alina Szapocznikow : Awkward Objects"
Edited by Agata Jakubowska
Museum of Modern Art, 2011 "Alina Szapocznikow. Awkward Objects" is a collection of materials from the... Read more

Residence

Guilmot & Coussement: Permeable Cabinet

Audiences usually get to hear their music in such a formalised, highly structured way, that when it is unformalised, it sounds incoherent to them. Most music organisational devices are about... Read more

Les albums claus & de player present an evening of performances by artists who are deeply interested in sound and vinyl as a medium, tool and/or artefact. With... Read more

Luc Tuymans is a leading figure of a new generation of figurative painters, at a time when the relevancy of painting is discredited by some who judge it unable to bear witness to our... Read more

Residence

Aki Onda workshop

Why people are obsessed with keeping memories in their life? Where those images shot by camera or video disperse eventually? New York based cassette musician, composer and visual artist Aki Onda will... Read more

With her art being strongly overshadowed by the story of her life, crucial questions we have to face when we look at Alina Szapocznikow's work are: How can we speak about the pain in her life—her... Read more

A publication by Sophie Nys and Richard Venlet
Text by Dieter Roelstraete: 'The Brazilian. Chapters from the Unwritten History of Lusotropical Sexuality.'
Published by Grotto The book will... Read more

The work of Annelies Vaneycken focuses on cultural differences and identities. It deals with the transformation of identity in situations that cause ‘friction’, in situations where people are... Read more

Following a journey starting with Maure (2007) and Arbre Généalogique (2005) - two photographs by Yto Barrada - art critic and curator Marie Muracciole, who co-curated Riffs, will... Read more

An evening of concerts organized by the artist-in-residency Jean DL. With his introspective sounds of guitars and banjos, Paul Labrecque (Sunburned Hand of the Man, Head of Wantastiquet) will take... Read more

Within the framework of the research project In and Out of Brussels: Aesthetics / Histories / Politics Between Europe and Africa (2010-2012), directed by T.J. Demos (University College London) and... Read more

Chris Dercon is an art historian, a documentary filmmaker and cultural producer. He was at the end of the 1980's program director of PS1 Museum in New York where he showed the work of Helio Oiticica... Read more

Brussels based Dutch designer Annelys de Vet is working on a growing series of “subjective atlases”. These publications are attempts to make meaningful contributions to the discourse around... Read more

The television program Goudvis on Canvas sketches the portrait of renowned Belgian artists. On October 13, Canvas invites you to the premiere of the documentary dedicated to Ann Veronica Janssens, in... Read more

Alexander Streitberger, Shifting Places. Peter Downsbrough – the Photographs, Lieven Gevaert Series, Leuven University Press 2011. Since the late 1960s Peter Downsbrough... Read more

Event

Shelly Nadashi: Where is Camino

"Camino" (masculine noun), Spanish for: 1. way, path 2. road 3. journey Where Is Camino is a series of monochrome silk prints portraying holes, which were made during summer 2011. They were... Read more

Kapotski is a live plastic & electric improvisation trio. Every time again Kapotski's energy and singularity arise from the magic of playing together, from the dynamics that emerge between the... Read more

A Bit of Matter and a Little Bit More ...
La Collection et les Archives de Herman et Nicole Daled
Original French version of the catalogue published Haus der Kunst... Read more

8pm: Urpf Lanze Urpf Lanze is the alter ego of Wouter Vanhaelemeesch, who is known as one of the people behind the audioMER and Smeraldina-Rima labels, and as a visual artist with a... Read more

Residence

(SIC) c/o Jean DL c/o Wiels

For the end of the summer season, the collective (SIC), invited by the artist-in-residency Jean De Lacoste, organizes a reunion in the artist's studio around the theme of the holidays. The... Read more

Jimmie Durham's large-scale installation "Building a Nation" (2006) forms a forlorn landscape consisting of many different materials and shapes. Historical quotations from the American wealthy and... Read more

Residence

Wafae Ahalouch el Keriasti : IN FREAKS WE TRUST

La Project Room de WIELS présente une nouvelle série de peintures et une nouvelle installation de l'artiste en résidence Wafae El Ahalouch Keriasti.

Dans ses dessins, peintures,... Read more

Lecture

Spoken Exhibitions

Spoken Exhibitions are live audio dramas devoted to forgotten, overlooked or mythologised chapters in the history of Polish culture of the 20th century. Alongside the accompanying... Read more

Event

*Supreme Sunday*

Don't miss the last day of the exhibitions of Charlotte Beaudry and of Nasreen Mohamedi and join us for a Supreme Sunday afternoon at Wiels. 3pm
Lectures by Petra... Read more

3 - 3pm: Angry young wo/men. Punk, sex, and violence in feminist art Petra Van Brabandt will explore how Charlotte Baudry's girls and bags are a spatial metaphor of women's... Read more

"Lumumba, la mort d’un prophète"
69 minutes, 1992
Director: Raoul Peck
in French with English subtitles

Lumumba: la mort du Prophète offers a unique opportunity to... Read more

Event

Perennial #6 : Dirk De Meyer

Terragni’s Danteum In 1938 the Italian architects Giuseppe Terragni and Pietro Lingeri presented to Mussolini the project for a Danteum, a temple and library dedicated to the... Read more

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Perennial #5 : Erik Thys

Erik Thys : Space and the soul (lecture) The unfathomable darkness of space mirrors the strangeness of human consciousness. Are we intelligent machines that have no direct contact... Read more

Mark Godfrey is a curator at the Tate Modern in London, where he curated, among other shows, the retrospective of Francis Alÿs. He is a regular contributor to Frieze, Artforum, October, and Parkett.... Read more

Nanami Kohshou is a Butoh dancer and choreographer based in Paris. From 1982 he made music and theater before turning to Butoh in 1999. Ankoku-Butoh, or 'Dance of darkness', first appeared in Japan... Read more

Event

Michel Lorand : Lacrimae rerum

Lacrimae rerum est un triptyque vidéo qui a pour objet, une femme qui pleure. Chaque visiteur peut s'approprier l'installation seul, librement, en privé, sans contrainte de temps et sans contrôle... Read more

Music

[Fête de la musique]

[ Chaque année, le Conseil de la Musique consacre le vendredi de la Fête de la Musique à un projet original et ambitieux. Un seul mot d’ordre, sortir des sentiers battus, explorer des lieux... Read more

Mark von Schlegell: Reading
Mark von Schlegell (born in the US, based in Cologne) began his career as a cultural critic to become a science fiction author. He is the author... Read more

Christian Waldvogel: Globus Cassus “Globus Cassus is an antipode to the world - not only spatially, but also in time. It is the precisely drawn up opposite of the world, and... Read more

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys: Video projection Collaborating since the end of the 1980s, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys have developed an intriguing body of work, consisting... Read more

Residence

Theo Cowley: Held

Le travail de Theo Cowley porte sur les mécanismes sous-jacents du théâtre et d’autres formes culturelles. Intéressé par la large variété des langages physique, visuel et textuel, sa pratique... Read more

Event

PERENNIAL

PERENNIAL est un auditoire temporaire, pensé comme un salon ayant pris la forme d'un événement. Le concept Perennial réfère tant à la floraison cyclique des plantes qu'au retour universel de... Read more

On May 21, 2011, a by-invitation seminar on Sven Augustijnen's Spectres (2011) will be organized at Wiels, within the framework of the research project In and Out of Brussels: Aesthetics / Histories... Read more

Event

*Supreme Sunday*

Don't miss the last day of the exhibition of David Claerbout and join us for a Supreme Sunday afternoon at Wiels. From 4 to 8pm, DJ Walter Serner will spin his records in... Read more

[L'art contemporain fait des vagues. Qui n'a pas froncé les sourcils devant une œuvre impénétrable, énigmatique, dérangeante, voire iconoclaste? Gestes radicaux et actes de contestation... Read more

French Theory: reception in the visual arts in the United States between 1965 and 1995 There are many American artists, active in the second half of the twentieth century, whose... Read more

Event

Debate : Now what?

On market dominance in the arts sector. On the need for renewed vitality in art criticism. Followed by the presentation of the book ‘Kunstkritiek' by Hilde Van Gelder and... Read more

Event

Jimmy Robert : Metallica

Dancer Werner Nigg activates the sculpture Metallica in a choreography specially conceived with Jimmy Robert for it, and, literally, of a piece with it. The choreography, its... Read more

Event

Jimmy Robert : Metallica

Dancer Werner Nigg activates the sculpture Metallica in a choreography specially conceived with Jimmy Robert for it, and, literally, of a piece with it. The choreography, its temporal ... Read more

Gareth Long and Derek Sullivan are continuing their on-going project to illustrate and translate Flaubert’s Dictionary of Received Ideas. Seated at an iteration of Long’s Bouvard and Pécuchet’s... Read more

Residence

Eleni Kamma : Enlever & Entretenir II

During her 1-year residency at Wiels, Eleni Kamma (b. 1973 Athens; lives and works in Brussels and Maastricht) finalized and published the book Enlever et Entretenir, that forms the starting point of... Read more

Visite guidée de l'exposition de David Claerbout par Laurent Busine, Directeur du Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Communauté Française au Grand-Hornu, qui a exposé le travail de l'artiste à... Read more

Katerina Gregos is a curator and writer based in Brussels, Belgium. She is currently curator of the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, co-curator of the 4. Fotofestival... Read more

A conference curated by Elena Sorokina and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez for The Public School, assisted by Agata Jastrząbek. With contributions by Keti Chukhrov, Dessislava Dimova, Charles... Read more

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PA/PER VIEW

PA/PER VIEW art book fair brings together 32 leading artist book publishers. Leave your laptop behind and come and browse amongst the finest titles of these consistent players of the printed word... Read more

Agency is the generic name of a Brussels-based agency that was established in 1992 by Kobe Matthys. Agency constitutes a growing “list of things” that resist the binary division between culture and... Read more

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Fernand Baudin Award

The Fernand Baudin Award is awarded to books produced in the Brussels region and Wallonia which demonstrate an outstanding quality both in their conception (editorial and graphic), and in their... Read more

Visite guidée de l'exposition The Other Tradition par Elena Filipovic, commissaire de l'exposition. Read more

Event

Jimmy Robert : Metallica

Dancer Werner Nigg activates the sculpture Metallica in a choreography specially conceived with Jimmy Robert for it, and, literally, of a piece with it. The choreography, its temporal... Read more

Visite guidée de l'exposition de David Claerbout par Dirk Snauwaert, Directeur Artistique de Wiels et commissaire de l'exposition. Read more

Event

Jimmy Robert : Metallica

Dancer Werner Nigg activates the sculpture Metallica in a choreography specially conceived with Jimmy Robert for it, and, literally, of a piece with it. The choreography, its temporal ... Read more

To conclude her residency at Wiels, Aukje Koks presents a project made in collaboration with the artist Ištvan Išt Huzjan, entitled ‘Fraud, absence, impossibility’. In the context of their... Read more

Performance

Pilvi Takala: Bag Lady

As part of her contribution to The Other Tradition, Pilvi Takala’s Bag Lady will take place in the Woluwe Shopping Center on Saturday February 26th. The simple action of a neatly... Read more

Event

Jimmy Robert : Metallica

Dancer Werner Nigg activates the sculpture Metallica in a choreography specially conceived with Jimmy Robert for it, and, literally, of a piece with it. The choreography, its temporal ... Read more

For the opening of the exhibition, Danai Anesiadou and her cast of collaborators re-stage One Measures a Circle, Beginning Anywhere (2009-10), an event she first presented to three small groups of... Read more

The artist Donald Judd was notorious for celebrating American art while denigrating European values. But he was a fan of the German painter Josef Albers, praised the Dutchman Jan Schoonhoven and the... Read more

After her solo exhibition in Extra City, Valérie Mannaerts shows new work under the title Diamond Dancer in de Appel Jongensschool in Amsterdam until 28 February. 

On the occasion of... Read more

Event

*Supreme Sunday*

Don't miss the last day of the exhibition of Francis Alÿs and join us for a Supreme Sunday at Wiels. The exhibition will be exceptionally open until 10pm (last entrance : 9pm)... Read more

Connecting the Sol Lewitt’s minimal art structures to notions of the non-rational becomes a point in itself. “He falls outside the parameters of what is usually expected” as Lynne Cooke... Read more

Lecture

Look Who's Talking: Honoré d'O

Visite guidée de l'exposition de Francis Alÿs par l'artiste belge Honoré d'O, ami de Francis Alÿs avec qui il a réalisé l'oeuvre Duett présentée à la Biennale de Venise en 1999. Read more

Visite guidée de l'exposition de Francis Alÿs par l'artiste mexicain basé à Bruxelles, Gabriel Kuri. Read more

Presentation of the work of the Norvegian artist Lina Viste Grønli, to conclude her 9-month residency at Wiels. On the opening night, friend and collaborator Nils Bech will perform songs... Read more

BLACK PAGES is a monthly releasing artist-fanzine in an edition of 300 pieces.

BLACK PAGES comes in the format A5, including 20 pages, printed in black&white.

BLACK PAGES... Read more

Visite guidée de l'exposition de Francis Alÿs par l'artiste Sophie Whettnall, qui produit également des vidéo performances où elle se met en scène. Read more

Screening of the film "Le Crocodile en peluche" (60') written by Evelyne Axell who also plays the main character. The film will be followed by a documentary (45') about Evelyne Axell made after her... Read more