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Mark Leckey: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials

Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials is British artist Mark Leckey’s largest exhibition to date. The title comes from a letter by Guillaume Apollinaire, in which he claims that what he... Read more

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Ana Torfs: Echolalia

“Echolalia” is the repetition of words by a child when it learns how to talk, but it also refers to a medical condition that makes someone compulsively repeat words and sentences. Under this... Read more

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During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close

During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close is the second episode of a recurrent commitment made by WIELS that relates the artists formerly involved in the residency programme to its... Read more

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Rossella Biscotti: For the Mnemonist, S.

For her first solo exhibition in Belgium, acclaimed Italian artist Rossella Biscotti draws a trajectory across spaces that evoke important historical processes and links them to the sciences of the... Read more

I'm basically a pulp artist. As popular culture grows and at times threatens to overwhelm everything, I think any artist is aware of his relationship to it. At the same time, I also believe art is not popular culture or entertainment. – Allen Ruppersberg Read more

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Robert Heinecken: Lessons in Posing Subjects

There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.– Robert Heinecken Read more

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Akram Zaatari: This Day at Ten

Akram Zaatari, born in Saida in 1966 and based in Beirut, presented one of the most memorable works at the Lebanese Pavilion at last year’s Venice Biennale. WIELS shows this theatrical... Read more

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Franz Erhard Walther

Franz Erhard Walther’s exhibition offers an in-depth look at an influential German artist whose pioneering work straddles minimalist sculpture, conceptual art, abstract painting, and... Read more

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Walter Swennen

Each year WIELS devotes one of its main exhibitions to a major Belgian artist. Walter Swennen, who was born in Brussels (Forest) in 1946, is a painter. Just like others in his generation he... Read more

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Petrit Halilaj: Poisoned by men in need of some love

Petrit Halilaj (b. 1986 in Kostërrc) was too young to remember the Berlin Wall falling but just old enough to remember all too well what came in its wake in what quickly became the ‘former’... Read more