Lecture by Mark von Schlegell. American-born Cologne-based cultural critic turned science-fiction writer, witness to a number of exhibitions by Mark Leckey, and amateur of the sort of cyber cultures... Read more

Lecture - Performance

Dublett book presentation

Dublett is a series of ‘double publications’ focusing on an artist’s practice, an artistic collaboration or an artistic project. Each Dublett consists of a new artist’s book and an anthology... Read more

Talk-Guided tour of the exhibition Mark Leckey: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials by Elena Filipovic, curator of the exhibition. 22.10.2014, 19:00
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Lecture by Christophe Van Gerrewey on Echolalia.

Christophe Van Gerrewey is a writer and critic. He has published novels, essays and articles on architecture and the arts in... Read more

Maurizio Lazzarato is an independent researcher, philosopher and sociologist. He wrote on immaterial labour, the end of the wage system, and contemporary cognitive capitalism. His... Read more


Look Who's Talking: Caroline Dumalin

Guided tour of During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close by Caroline Dumalin, assistant curator of the exhibition. 23.07.2014, 19:00 Read more


Look Who's Talking: Caroline Dumalin

Guided tour of Rossela Biscotti's For the Mnemonist, S. by Caroline Dumalin, assistant curator of the exhibition. 16.07.2014, 19:00
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Lecture Renata Salecl

In the framework of Rossella Biscotti's exhibition For the Mnemonist, S., Renata Salecl will give a lecture on the artist's work. Renata Salecl is a slovene philosopher, sociologist and legal and... Read more

Round table discussion moderated by Lorenzo Benedetti, During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close's curator. In the presence of Aukje Koks, Cathérine Lommée, Lorenzo Benedetti, Dirk... Read more

The "vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph" - on Robert Heinecken's Polaroid practice Read more

Guided tour of Robert Heinecken's Lessons in Posing Subjects and Allen Ruppersberg's No Time Left to Start Again and Again by Devrim Bayar, curator of the exhibitions. 05.06.2014, 7pm Read more

Lecture - Bookshop

Art by Telephone ... Recalled - Book Launch

This book enables the rediscovery of an exhibition project : Art by Telephone, as well as contributing to the understanding of art practices since the 1960s. Art by Telephone took... Read more

On the last day of Akram Zaatari’s solo exhibition, WIELS organises a conversation between the artist and curator Dirk Snauwaert to officially launch Zaatari’s exhibition publication. Hot... Read more

Since the early 1990s, there has been a growing artistic interest in memory as the medium of history, and a revival of biographical discourses about art. But does this lead to individualistic... Read more

Talk - guided tour in Akram Zaatari's exhibition This Day at Ten by Dirk Snauwaert, artistic director of WIELS and coordinator of the exhibition. 12.03.2014, 19:00Read more


DISSENT ! Akram Zaatari: Artist Talk

In the framework of Akram Zaatari's solo exhibition at WIELS and the lecture series DISSENT !, a conversation will take place in which the artist will discuss his cinematic work. How to represent... Read more

Hosted by the Cameroonian artist magazine DiARTgonale, the two special editions JAMAN (2012) and ECHOES (2013) present the outcome of a long-term curatorial endeavour, initiated in... Read more

Gareth Long (b.1979, Toronto) currently lives and works in London. He is the first ever Curator in Residence at the Kunsthalle Wien. He holds a BA in Visual Studies and Classical Civilizations from the University of Toronto and an MFA from Yale University. Read more

The other side of the picture (the art of war, unremittingly starting all over again) :an essay that weaves several threads round a central question, that of  representing war. In contemporary art... Read more