Kids - Festival

SuperVliegSuperMouche

On Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June 2018, we once again invite people of all ages to this spectacular start of the summer season, and in one of the nicest green spaces in Brussels: Forest Park. More... Read more

As part of her exhibition Dependencies at WIELS, Hana Miletić invites you to participate to the creation of a big textile art piece! Together with a group of women from the community centre... 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

Kids

Family Funday

Discover the exhibition Unexchangeable with your children during an interactive visit. 03.06.2018, 13:00 & 15:00 
Next Family Funday: 01.07 and...
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Socio-artistic

The Journey of my Life

Every week over the course of a year, about 15 women of the Community Centre Saint-Antoine gathered at WIELS. Accompanied by artist Katherine Longly, they took part in artistic workshops on the... 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

Performance

Philipp Gehmacher: My shapes, your words, their grey

What is the meaning of a language that only you control? Philipp Gehmacher has been wrestling with this question since his earliest choreographic work. His obsessive search for universal... Read more

Kids

Family Funday

Discover the exhibition Unexchangeable with your children during an interactive visit. 06.05.2018, 13:00 & 15:00 
Next Family Fundays: 03.06,...
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Kids

Baby Weekends 2018

The 6th edition of the Baby Weekends dedicated to sensorial experimentation for the littlest visitors. Workshops, installations and music: an experience to share with the... Read more

What would it take for a choreography to be performed as an exhibition? This question constitutes the starting point for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker... Read more

To mark the end of Paroles, join us in the Paroles Lounge at WIELS to listen to all the music made over the course of the exhibition. Studio master Valentin Noiret plays a selection... 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

Book launch of Notes on Space. Monumental Painting in Estonia 1947–2012. Authors Paul Kuimet and Gregor Taul in conversation with Laura Herman.... Read more

Music

Independent Label Market

During two days, independent music labels from Belgium and all over Europe will come together and present their artists and records to the public. At this free, all-ages festival, attendees can meet... Read more

Kids

Family Funday

Discover the exhibition of Saâdane Afif with your children during an interactive visit. 04.03.2018, 13:00 and 15:00
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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

Kids

Ciné-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 children from 5 to 10... Read more

WIELS senior curator guides you through the exhibition Paroles.  25.03.2018, 16:00
In English
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Residence - Lecture

Presentation of the artists in residency

The artists in residency at WIELS this first semester will introduce you to their work through a series of short presentations, in the presence of artists mentors Sylvie Eyberg, Willem Oorebeek and... Read more

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

Residence

”, ”, ”, — Footnotes

Following her residency at WIELS in 2016, Norwegian artist Ane Mette Hol pursues her research work focusing on the concepts of original and reproduction and invites Michael Kargl and Franz Thalmair,... Read more

On the occasion of the late night opening of 07.03.2018, WIELS presents a programme of short films, selected by writer and filmmaker Chris Kraus in Sophie Podolski’s honour. Writer and filmmaker... 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

Event

Museum Night Fever

In the framework of Museum Night Fever, WIELS presents the workshop "Exposter", in collaboration with Teresa Sdralevich and the students of ARBA-ESA (SHARE workshop).   Come and create your own... 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

Kids - Screening

Ciné-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 children from 5 to 10... 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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Residence

Jonathan van Doornum: Imagined trust

Jonathan van Doornum is a Dutch artist who was in residency at WIELS in 2015 and recently at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2016-17. Exhibitions include Art-Rotterdam, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim... Read more

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

Kids

Family Funday

Discover the exhibition of Sophie Podolski with your children during an interactive visit. 04.02.2018, 13:00 and 15:00
Free with entrance ticket of the exhibition –... Read more

Opening of the exhibition Paroles by Saâdane Afif  Programme:  19:00 - 22:00 
Exhibition open  19:30
Performance L'humour noir: a ceremony (2010/2018) featuring... Read more

Kids - Screening

Ciné-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 children from 5 to 10... Read more

Residence

Vanessa Disler: Shadow Work

The woman with the diamond eyes,
they say that she is insane, stupid, and blind,
standing on a rolling, round rock:
wherever chance pushes, she falls in that direction.
They say... Read more

Opening of the exhibition Le pays où tout est permis by Sophie Podolski. 19.01.2018, 20:00
Opening
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Since its opening in Brussels in 2007, WIELS has organized groundbreaking exhibitions of Belgian and international artists, both emerging and established, while developing a residency programme... Read more

Don't miss this final occasion to visit the exhibitions of Rita McBride and Something Stronger Than Me*. Join us during the several and diverse activities during this day! 
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Kids

Family Funday (NL/FR)

Discover Rita McBride’s exhibition with your children during an interactive visit 07.01.2018, 13:00 and 15:00
Free with entrance ticket of the exhibition – without... 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