Centrale for Contemporary Art, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Studio Luc Tuymans, WIELS and BOZAR launch a new platform as a recurring artistic event in the city of Brussels, the capital of Belgium... Read more

Conversation with the artist Suchan Kinoshita around Rita McBride’s works. Suchan Kinoshita (b. 1960 in Tokyo) lives in Brussels. In her artistic practice, she explores in-between spaces and... Read more

Lecture - Performance

Afrikadaa: Launch special issue & panel discussion

The journal Afrikadaa presents its special issue titled MUSEUM ON/OFF - MUSEE L’ONT L’EUX with a panel discussion moderated by Sorana Munsya and including: - Dirk Snauwaert (WIELS... Read more


Lecture: Yvette Mutumba (EN)

On Thursday 12 October Yvette Mutumba will give a public lecture about her work as editor-in-chief at Contemporary And (C&)  and as a member of the curatorial team at the 10th Berlin... Read more

This talk will explore the transformations of Palestinian Art in recent decades, examining the themes and issues that artists have engaged with and the changing context of their practice with... Read more

Conversation with artist Richard Venlet and architect Kersten Geers around Rita McBride’s works. Richard Venlet (b. 1964 in Hamilton, Australia) lives in Brussels. He was commissioned by WIELS to... Read more

Residence - Lecture

Presentation of the Artists in Residency

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Conversation with the artists Valérie Mannaerts and Koenraad Dedobbeleer around Rita McBride’s works Valérie Mannaerts (b. 1974 in Brussels) and Koenraad Dedobbeleer (b. 1975 in Halle) live in... Read more

Lecture - Bookshop

Book Launch: Antonis Pittas, Road to Victory

On the occasion of the launch of the new publication of Antonis Pittas, the artist will have a discussion with Kris Dittel about his work and the publication. Published in conjunction with Antonis... Read more

Founded in the millennium year 2000, the independent artists’ magazine GAGARIN is a unique project that collects and documents original texts by contemporary artists from across the world. Aimed at... Read more

Lecture - Bookshop

Guy Schraenen: It’s Over and Over

Guy Schraenen is the founder of the Galerie Kontakt (1965-78), of the publishing house Guy Schraenen éditeur (1973-78), of the Archive for Small Press & Communication (A.S.P.C.) (1974-1999). His... Read more

To mark the recent launch of Juan Cruz’ collection of art writings entitled Catalogue: It will seem a dream, Occasional Papers has invited curators, artists and writers to read passages from the... Read more

Lecture - Bookshop

Launch Médor No. 8

Médor, the French-language magazine for research journalism, presents its eighth issue during the festive opening of the WIELS Art Book Fair. For this issue, which concludes Médor’s second year... Read more

In her lecture, Virginie Devillez will consider the dark times for visual art during the Second World War via the individual case of the German-Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum, who was deported on 31... Read more

Lecture - Screening - Performance

Lecture-Performance & Film screening: Gluklya

Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya), who lives and works between St Petersburg and Amsterdam, is considered as one of the pioneers of Russian performance. Read more


Symposium: The Absent Museum

This symposium, featuring a series of individual presentations followed by a panel discussion, offers a discursive platform for the questions raised by the ambitious exhibition project that WIELS... Read more

Lecture - Bookshop

Book launch: Californication by Magdalena Kita

An event to mark the debut of 'Californication', the first major book by Magdalena Kita, published by Snoeck Verlag, Cologne. The programme will be presented in a 'talk show' format, with panel... Read more

Curator/editor Zoë Gray and designers Luc Derycke
 & Esther Le Roy (Studio Luc Derycke) will be present to launch this guide to Sven ’t Jolle’s artistic practice on the closing day of... Read more

Residence - Lecture

Presentation of the Artists in Residency

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Guided tour of the exhibition Sven ’t Jolle: The Age of Entitlement, or Affordable Tooth Extraction by Zoë Gray, Senior Curator, WIELS 01.03.2017, 7 pm In... Read more

Guided tour of the exhibition Sven ’t Jolle: The Age of Entitlement, or Affordable Tooth Extraction by Anne Morelli Anne Morelli is a historian and professor at the ULB (Université... Read more

"How is it that we are still barbarians?" Schiller asked himself. Francis Smets’ book Les ailes de la nostalgie chants this question as a refrain. Like a dowser, the author assesses all... Read more

Guided tour of the exhibition Sven ’t Jolle: The Age of Entitlement, or Affordable Tooth Extraction by Stella Lohaus Stella Lohaus (b. 1968, Antwerp) opened her gallery in Antwerp in... Read more


La Nuit des Idées

The Nuit des idées (Night of Ideas) will take place on 26 January 2017. The theme will be “One World” and will bring together speakers of international renown – intellectuals, researchers and... Read more

Paul Hendrikse (b. 1977, the Netherlands) produces alternative sets of knowledge around historical ‘facts’. His artistic projects are mostly centered on historic persons who have left a mark in... Read more