Kids

Cine-club for children

Every last SUNDAY of the month at 10:30 the cine-club invites children between 5 and 10 years old, to come and discover non commercial animated films. in collaboration with filemon Read more

Residence

Eeva-Mari Haikala: The Only Happiness I Know Is Sad Happy

The forces that make us human are difficult to capture. In this exhibition, Eeva-Mari Haikala attempts to visualize time, memory, longing and stillness through photography. During its opening night,... Read more

Location: Rectangle, 189 Rue Emile Féron, 1060 Brussels (not at WIELS!)
Opening: 16.12.2016, 18:00–22:30
Concert: pizza noise mafia,... Read more

On the last day of the exhibition Corpus of Helena Almeida, Dirk Snauwaert, artistic director of WIELS, gives a guided tour of the exhibition.  11.12.2016, 15:00
FR... Read more

Guided tour of the exhibition The Show Must Ego On by Zoë Gray, Senior Curator, WIELS 07.12.2016, 7 pm In French. Free entry  Read more

Kids

Family Fundays

Every first Sunday of the month at 15:00, WIELS offers an exclusive and interactive family tour of our exhibitions and all the hidden corners of our... Read more

At a time when climate change and technology are remaking our planet and habitat at exponential growth rates, biosphere and technosphere merge in a manmade world beyond man’s control. In a... Read more

Book presentation and conversation: Erik van Lieshout and curator Zoë Gray will be interviewed by Fucking Good Art (Nienke Terpsma & Rob Hamelijnck), contributors to the book, about the... Read more

Socio-artistic

Helena Almeida em Português

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Kids - Screening

Cine-Club for children

Every last SUNDAY of the month at 10:30 the cine-club invites children between 5 and 10 years old, to come and discover non commercial animated films. Read more

A film about the work of Helena Almeida, an artist who, since the late 60’s, has created a body of work in which she explores the limits of self-representation and the frontiers of different media,... Read more

Residence

Patrick Carpentier: Now That I'm Gone

 “When researching the genre of still life, I became interested in a peculiar element in Giorgio Morandi’s painting. Morandi depicts various objects side by side: bottles, bowls, sometimes a... Read more

During the occupation of the Athens squares in 2011, a collective social and political experiment unfolded that laid the foundation for the rise of an unprecedented grassroots movement, organized... Read more

Guided tour of the exhibition The Show Must Ego On by Francesco Stocchi, Curator, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Francesco Stocchi (b.1975, Rome) was based for several years in... Read more

Art historian John C. Welchman presents a recently published monograph on Guillaume Bijl and his book of essays on contemporary European art. Self-taught artist Guillaume Bijl... Read more

Kids

Family Funday

Discover Helena Almeida's exhibition with your children during an interactive visit.  06.11.2016, 15:00
Free with your entrance ticket-without... Read more

Guided tour of Helena Almeida's exhibition Corpus by Dirk Snauwaert, artistic director of WIELS. 05.11.2016, 15:00
FR / NL
Free with a ticket to the...
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Filem’On will tune in this year again at the end of October. This year with trumpets, as Filem’On celebrates its 10th anniversary! 10:30 Monthly Cineclub 13:00 Opening... Read more

Event

Brussels Museums nocturnes

Every Thursday evening, from 17:00 to 22:00, at least five museums will warmly greet visitors. From 15 September to 8 December, 69 museums will hold many activities related to their collections, in... Read more

Candice Hopkins presents the lecture "Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices’", an ongoing set of reflections on protest, Indigenous art and sound-based practices.

Canadian... Read more

Residence

Chloë Delanghe: Love Letters 2016

Chloë Delanghe presents a new series of photographic works in the Project Room, one year after her residency period at WIELS. Delanghe was inspired by the turtledove and other platitudes of love,... Read more

Guided tour of the exhibition Corpus of Helena Almeda by Béatrice Balcou Wednesday 05.10.2016, 7pm
In French
Free
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In Latvian, to run is pronounced ‘skRIEN’; this is the title of the first disk of AH AH AH éditions*’s new LSDLC collection – The Silence of Conversation. For the simultaneous launch of the... Read more

Opening & conversation: Erik van Lieshout & Zoë Gray (EN) Music by Mo Disko & Neiro 29.09.2016, 7 pm Read more

Kids - Screening

Cine-Club pour enfants

Every last SUNDAY of the month at 10:30 the cine-club invites children between 5 and 10 years old, to come and discover non commercial animated films. Read more

The new artists-in-residence introduce you to their work through a series of short and diverse presentations. Come and meet the artists who are working at WIELS during the coming months. As always,... Read more

Kids

School is cool !

During the Art Book Fair, WIELS invites kids over to customize their folders and notebooks, to go back to school in the coolest way.  Plain book covers and boring wrapping days are over. Spread out... Read more

Guided tour of the exhibition Corpus of Helena Almeida by curators João Ribas and Marta Moreira de Almeida Saturday 10.09.2016, 2 pm
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Kasper Bosmans, artist currently in residence at WIELS, will discuss his two latest publications with Posture Editions and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, followed by a book signing.... Read more

Luc Coeckelberghs talks about his latest publication, AB-I, with interventions by Sarah de Koning (Sint-Lucas Brussels), the artists Sammy Ben Yakoub, Vincent Geyskens, Lies Daenen and... Read more

In the context of the WIELS Art Book Fair, Karen Willems and BARST meet with Sofie Verdoodt and Fabienne Dragonetti in WIELS for an improvisation session with a spoken word performance. The paths of... Read more

Jean D.L. & Sandrine Verstraete, artists - musicians - videographers, will present a performance in 2 phases: during the first part Jean D.L. will play music on Sandrine Verstraete's film... Read more

Residence

Ghislaine Leung: 078746844

Artist and writer Ghislaine Leung, resident at WIELS in 2015, lives and works in London and Brussels. Recent projects include Soft Open Shut at Studio Voltaire; Le Bourgeois at... Read more

Lecture - Performance - Bookshop

WIELS ART BOOK FAIR 2016

WIELS organizes, from 9 until 11 September, a fair in which artists, publishers and collectors offer art books, artists’ books, photo books, catalogues, periodicals and other printed matter on... Read more

Festival

Indiscipline @ Palais de Tokyo

Brussels, the multifaceted and interdisciplinary capital, comes to light at the Palais de Tokyo. Within the space of a few years, Brussels has turned into an international platform dedicated to... Read more

CITIZENFOUR gives audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents... Read more

In ‘Cemetery State’, Filip De Boeck invites us on a bewildering tour of the cemetery of Kintambo, one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of... Read more

Guided tour of the exhibition Foreign Places by WIELS curator Caroline Dumalin and artists Sara Deraedt and Robin Vanbesien. 03.08.2016, 19:00
In... Read more

Kids

Family Funday

This Sunday 03.07, discover Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck's exhibition with your children for an inter-active guided tour. Free with your entrance ticket-without reservation !!Limited places- Please arrive 15 min before the visit to buy your ticket Read more

Patricia Esquivias has been scanning and photographing the decorative stucco facades of her hometown since 2013. In her frequent encounters with the manmade surfaces of a city,... Read more

SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION appears from 4 June to 18 September in Park Sonsbeek, Museum Arnhem and in the city of Arnhem. Curator of this eleventh edition is... Read more

Mireille Hildebrandt is a tenured Research Professor on 'Interfacing Law and Technology' at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Her research explores the implications of artificial agency for the tenets... Read more

Residence

Sharon Van Overmeiren: The Happy Inn

For the past six months, Sharon Van Overmeiren has been exploring the meaning and lineage of objects displayed in various compositions, with a focus on their metaphysical qualities. Nearing the... Read more

Residence

Anssi Pulkkinen: FALL (On Azure)

Finnish artist Anssi Pulkkinen has conceived a kinetic installation for the WIELS Project Room that draws a parallel between current world politics and the politics of the exhibition space. The... Read more

Performance

Opening Foreign Places

Opening 17 June 2016, 19:00
- 20:00  Performance by Eglė Budvytytė: Skateboard Prayer, or Head Below the Heart, with Chris Harrison-Kerr, Kurt Vandendriessche, Ana... Read more

In Skateboard Prayer, or Head Below the Heart, Eglė Budvytytė explores a choreography of restriction in relation to the semi-public context of the art centre. The performance takes place... Read more

As the coordinator of the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa, a Research Unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, KULeuven Professor Filip De Boeck (1961, Antwerp) is actively involved... Read more

Kids - Festival - Socio-artistic

SuperVliegSuperMouche

On Sunday 12 June 2016, SuperVliegSuperMouche welcomes people of all ages in one of the nicest green spaces in Brussels: the Parc of Vorst/Forest. More than 60 organisations from Brussels have joined... Read more

Kids

Famiily Funday

This Sunday 05.06, discover Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck's exhibition with your children Free with your entrance ticket-without reservation !!Limited places- Please arrive 15 min before the visit to buy your ticket Read more

Kids

Family Funday

This Sunday 03.04, discover Edith Dekyndt's exhibition with your children Free with your entrance ticket-without reservation !!Limited places - Please arrive 15 min before the visit to buy your ticket Read more

A guided tour of the exhibition Simon Denny: Business Insider by curator Zoë Gray. 01.06.2016, 19:00
Look Who’s Talking:
Zoë... Read more

Sammy Baloji, Hunting & Collecting, published by Mu.ZEE & galerie Imane Farès Edited by Lotte Arndt and Asger Taiaksev With contributions by Sandrine Colard, Phillip Van den... Read more

Guided tour of Sammy Baloji's anjd Filip De Boeck's exhibition 'Urban Now: City Life in Congo' by Congolese author Koli Jean Bofane. Read more

Kids - Screening

Cine-Club for kids

Every last SUNDAY of the month from 10:30 the cine-club presents, to children between 5 and 10 years old, to come and discover non commercial animated films. Read more

Socio-artistic

ART AND MORE!

This exhibition will show artistic works that have been done by 2 different groups of adults in literacy during a year: Read more

With The Good Shepherd and other sculptures for the not so converted, Sven `t Jolle returns to his work of the past twenty years in search of Biblical imagery and Christian iconography. This... Read more

Lecture - Screening

Screening DISSENT! with Sammy Baloji

As part of both his exhibition at WIELS and his new video Pungulume, Sammy Baloji is presenting Panorama Star of Congo (1912), the first film about the ‘geological scandal’ in... Read more

Opening of Simon Denny's exhibition Business Insider with a conversation between the artist and curator Zoë Gray. 19.05.2016
19:00 (sharp)
Conversation...
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Public discussion between artist Sammy Baloji and anthropologist Filip De Boeck in the framework of their current exhibition, moderated by Dominique Malaquais. Dominique Malaquais (Ph.D. Columbia... Read more

Residence

Benjamin Installé: Sgrafitto

"Now, Lord, hear the quivering whispers which rise from this little cell in my basilica, and counsel me. My servants, from the countries of Flanders and Germany even to the towns of... Read more

Kids

May Baby

Forth edition of this unique event for the little ones. For 2 weekends, babies aged 6 months to 2 are welcome to discover interactive works and a variety of activities centred on artistic and sensorial experimentation. A chance for parents to take some time off from their busy scedules and share a special moment with their kids... Read more

Kids

May Baby

Forth edition of this unique event for the little ones. For 2 weekends, babies aged 6 months to 2 are welcome to discover interactive works and a variety of activities centred on artistic and sensorial experimentation. A chance for parents to take some time off from their busy scedules and share a special moment with their kids... Read more

Kids - Screening

Cine-Club for kids

Every last SUNDAY of the month from 10:30 the cine-club presents, to children between 5 and 10 years old, to come and discover non commercial animated films. Read more

Book Signing: Clo'e Floirat - Pas mal pour de l’art  Clo’e Floirat is an art critic and artist: “artist-critic”. She began her rigorous training in New... Read more

Lecture

Artist talk: Mark Dion

Mark Dion (b. Massachusetts, 1961) examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Appropriating... Read more

Residence

Saman Kamyab

Trifolii It fluttered around the room for a while then landed on her computer screen. It knocked against the glass hectically for a few seconds before coming to rest. To her... Read more

A guided tour of Edith Dekynst's exhibition Ombre Indigène by Denis Gielen. 13.04.2016, 19:00
In French
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The book «Blackboard» is based on a series of works by Lucas Jardin, a French artist living in Brussels, which were produced in 2014 during his residency in New York. Jardin used educational... Read more

Residence - Screening - Bookshop

Chloë Delanghe: Reasons to Be Cheerful

Book presentation
Reasons to Be Cheerful by Chloë Delanghe deals with the problematic of portraiture and the supposed weight of image making. The book is a fragmented... Read more

Kids

Family Funday

This Sunday 03.04, discover Edith Dekyndt's exhibition with your children Free with your entrance ticket-without reservation !!Limited places - Please arrive 15 min before the visit to buy your ticket Read more

Residence - Lecture

Presentation of the Artists-in-Residence

The new artists-in-residence will give insight into their work through a series of short and diverse presentations. Come and get acquainted with the artists who are working at WIELS during the coming... Read more

Kids - Screening

Cine-Club for kids

Every last SUNDAY of the month from 10:30 the cine-club presents, to children between 5 and 10 years old, to come and discover non commercial animated films.  Read more

Vincent Meessen’s exhibition Sire, je suis de l’ôtre pays is at the centre of this day of discursive presentations, during which the maze of the Situationist International will be... Read more

Festival

Panorama Weekend

To mark the end of the renovation campaign enabling public access to the panoramic roof terrace, WIELS organizes a weekend of activities designed to reveal the panorama, and all activities... Read more

Residence

Spatial Sublation

Philip Janssens, WIELS resident in 2015, invites artists Léa Belooussovitch, Stefano Faoro and Saori Kuno for a playful inquiry around his own artistic practice. The participating artists are each... Read more

Guided tour in Edith Dekyndt's exhibition Indigenous Shadow by artist David de Tscharner. Look Who's Talking: David de Tscharner
08.03.2016, 19:00Read more

Kids

Family Funday

This Sunday 06.03, discover Edith Dekyndt's exhibition with your children Free with your entrance ticket-without reservation !!Limited places - Please arrive 15 min before the visit to buy your ticket Read more

Performance

Museum Night Fever

On Saturday 5 March 2016, Brussels’ museums will be where it’s at! For this 9th Museum Night Fever, the annual big night out in the city’s museums, no less than 24 museums will be showing off the best they have to offer. Read more

For MUSEUM NIGHT (5 March, 19:00-23:00) WIELS invites members of the public to become living sculptures for the duration of a free haircut. A performance proposed by the artist Edith Dekyndt as part... Read more

A guided tour of the exhibition Vincent Meessen: Sire, je suis de l’ôtre pays by curator Caroline Dumalin. 02.03.2016, 20:00
In Dutch
Free with exhibition... Read more

On Wednesday March 2nd WIELS hosts the book launch of Archive Crisis by artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos. Archive Crisis consists of previously unpublicized visual and textual... Read more

Kids - Screening

Cine-Club for kids

Every last SUNDAY of the month from 10:30 the cine-club presents, to children between 5 and 10 years old, to come and discover non commercial animated films. Read more

Residence

Nadim Vardag

A strange emptiness rules the spatial settings of Nadim Vardag. For his presentation in the Project Room, the former WIELS resident continues his investigation of scenarios in which objects appear as... Read more

Talk — guided tour in the exhibition of Edith Dekyndt by Wim Waelput. Wim Waelput (°1979, Ghent) is the founding director and curator of KIOSK, a venue for contemporary art in Ghent, affiliated... Read more

Guided tour in edith Dekyndt's exhibition Indigenous Shadow by curator Dirk Snauwaert Look Who's Talking: Dirk Snauwaert
20.02.2016, 15:00
Free with entrance...
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Lecture - Screening

Disarming Design from Palestine

Disarming Design from Palestine is an inclusive design label that presents useful products from Palestine. From wearable fashions to kitchenware, office supplies and table games, all items... Read more

Kids

Family Funday

This Sunday 07.02, discover Edith Dekyndt's exhibition with your children Free with your entrance ticket-without reservation !!Limited places- Please arrive 15 min before the visit to buy your ticket Read more

Kids - Screening

Cine-Club

Every last SUNDAY of the month at 10:30 am the cine-club presents an original selection of innovative short animated films and children's movies from all over the world for childeren from 5 to 10 years old. The films are selected for their quality and originality, but also for the themes they address. Family members who wish to attend the screening are welcome!  Read more

Residence

PUBLIKATIONEN + EDITIONEN

PUBLIKATIONEN + EDITIONEN bookshop will sell all available publications produced and distributed by the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany. 

A selection of editions produced by... Read more

Event

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Since its opening in Brussels in 2008, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre has organized ground-breaking exhibitions of Belgian and international artists, both emerging and established, while developing... Read more

On this last day of Stan Douglas' exhibition Interregnum, WIELS presents the film screening of Sabotage by Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock has based his best film from his British... Read more

A guided tour of the exhibition Stan Douglas: Interregnum by curator Dirk Snauwaert. 09.01.2016, 15:00
In French/Dutch
Free with a ticket of the exhibition  Read more

Lecture

Lecture by Hilde de Bruijn

Hilde de Bruijn explores the work of Klara Lidén through the lens of Asger Jorn’s writings and his ideas on vandalism in art. De Bruijn is curator at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen... Read more