Conference of Raphaël Pirenne in the framework of René Daniëls' exhibition. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when René Daniëls was elaborating the premises of his pictorial work, the status... Read more

The artist takes you through his exhibition Kunststoff - Gallery of Material Culture. 09.12.2018, 15:00
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Lecture

Gesture and Event

Coinciding with René Daniëls' exhibition, the artist Melissa Gordon has organised a day of presentations that investigate the behaviour of gesture in painting. Gesture and Event brings... Read more

There is no key that fits the door to the exact and singular meaning of the paintings by Rene Daniels. The Scottish artist Fiona Mackay will take you on a walk through his forest of language; a... Read more

Guided tour in the exhibition of Koenraad Dedobbeleer by Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon, editors of the magazine AccatoneAccattone explores minor practices in art and... Read more

Lecture

Look Who’s Talking: Zoë Gray

WIELS senior curator talks you through Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s exhibition. 04.11.18, 15:00
In English
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Art historian Alied Ottevanger tells you more about the early drawings of René Daniels. She reflects on some of his sources and on the disruptive consequences of his early drawings for his art.Read more

Music - Lecture - Bookshop

Vincent Meessen: Book and Record Launch

Double Launch! Listening session + conversation between Vincent Meessen (artist), Emiliano Battista (philosopher and translator) and Pierre Huyghebaert (graphic designer and... Read more

Guided tour in the exhibition Fragments from an Unfinished Novel by Devrim Bayar, curator of the exhibition. Read more

Patricia Falguières is a critic and art historian based in Paris, where she is a professor at EHESS (L’école des hautes études en sciences sociales). Her lecture builds upon her essay in... Read more

Lecture

Book Launch: Sophie Podolski

The much anticipated catalogue of the exhibition Le pays où tout est permis by Sophie Podolski is out. On the occasion of the launch, curator Caroline Dumalin and graphic designer Salome... Read more

Guided tour in the exhibition Unexchangeable by Dirk Snauwaert, director of WIELS and curator of the exhibition. 12.08.2018, 16:00
Look Who's Talking: Dirk Snauwaert
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In the framework of the exhibition Dependencies, WIELS invites Dessislava Dimova to give a talk that explores the modernist grid in relation to the textile work of Hana Miletić. Dessislava... Read more

Guided tour in the exhibition Unexchangeable by Dirk Snauwaert, director of WIELS and curator of the exhibition. 01.07.2018, 16:00
In English
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The exhibition Unexchangeable consists exclusively of artworks from private Belgian collections, Belgium being the country with the most art collectors per inhabitant. All the works date... Read more

A guided tour of the exhibition Hana Miletić: Dependencies by the artist, cultural worker An Vandermeulen (Beursschouwburg & Globe Aroma), and art historian and... Read more

Encounter with the artist Guillaume Bijl around his work presented in Unexchangeable. Self-taught artist Guillaume Bijl (b.1946, Antwerp), is mostly recognized for his alternative take... Read more

Encounter with the artist François Curlet around his work presented in Unexchangeable. François Curlet (b.1967, Paris) lives and works in Brussels. As a manipulator of objects and... Read more

In the framework of the exhibition Unexchangeable, Frank Vande Veire tells everything you need to know about postmodernism and the simulacrum theory of French philosopher Jean... Read more

Lecture

Book Launch: Tamuna Sirbiladze

Tamuna Sirbiladze: Presentation of the artist’s monograph by Benedikt Ledebur and film screening Benedikt Ledebur will present the first and recent monographic publication on... Read more

WIELS hosts the event "Disrupting Democracy" in the seminar room.  In November 2017, Microsoft President Brad Smith took the stage at the UN in Geneva to make the case for a “Digital Geneva... Read more

Residence - Lecture

Presentation of the artists in residency

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In this talk, Erik Thys will discuss the relationship between art and psychiatric vulnerability in the work of Sophie Podolski.   “More than we often realize, we are conditioned by conventions,... Read more

Lecture

Dirk Snauwaert on André Cadere

The artistic director of WIELS, Dirk Snauwaert, speaks about the work of André Cadere (1934-1978), an artist whose work has made a lasting impression on Saâdane Afif. Cadere is known for... Read more

The artist takes you through his exhibition Paroles. 07.03.18, 18:30
In French
Free late night opening
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Frank Mukunday and Tetshim are self-taught artists and produce animation films since 2010. Starting from their respective practices of drawing (Tetshim) and video (Frank), their duo gave birth to the... Read more

In this talk, Lars Bang Larsen will discuss Sophie Podolski’s drawings and texts in the context of the psychedelic art and literature of the 1960s and 70s, exploring its connections with the work... Read more

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS. NEW DATE: 25.03.2018, 16:00 APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE --- Read more

A guided tour of the exhibition Sophie Podolski: Le pays où tout est permis by curator Caroline Dumalin. 21.02.2018, 19:00 (nocturne)
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On the occasion of the reprint of Le pays où tout est permis (1972), curator Caroline Dumalin will have a conversation with Joëlle de La Casinière and Olimpia Hruska on the genesis of... Read more

Lecture

Reading: Glen Rubsamen (EN)

Artist Glen Rubsamen reads from his new story “The Chia Effect”, written especially for the closing event of the exhibitions Explorer by Rita McBride and Something Stronger Than... Read more