Free entry to the ongoing exhibitions until 20:00
Sven Augustijnen : Une Femme Entreprenante (2004)
FR (NL ondertitels) 72 min.
A film by Sven Augustijnen about the cultural political context in which WIELS was cre-ated – including the diverse expectations and delays – painting a portrait of several of the key players in this process.
Joachim Olender : La collection qui n’existait pas (2014)
FR (NL ondertitels), 93 min. Distribution Argos
Documentary about the Belgian collector Herman Daled, founding president of WIELS and a member of its board since its creation.
Bahman Kiarostami : Monir
Produced by Leyla Fakhr, 2014 HDV, 54 minutes, Farsi and English
A documentary about the life and work of Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, whose duo-exhibition at WIELS with Jef Geys is featured in this film, documenting the trajectory towards her retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum (New York) in 2015.
Documentaries made by Belgian broadcast VRT on the occasion of the artist’s mo-nographic exhibitions at WIELS:
- Goudvis: Francis Alÿs
- Goudvis: Ann Veronica Janssens
Project Room (-2)
Presentation: Philip Janssens, Spatial Sublation
Former WIELS resident Philip Janssens invites artists Léa Belooussovitch, Stefano Faoro and Saori Kuno for a playful inquiry around his own artistic practice.
Roof terrace (+5)
Point of view
The panoramic view from the rooftop of WIELS stretches from the townhall of St Gilles, to the Atomium in the north, the Pajottenland in the West, taking in the trainscapes of Brussels South Station, the Senne valley, the commune of Forest to Hill 100.
WIELS has invited the following Brussels-experts to give their point of view on this extraordinary view:
13:00 Bas Smets (landscape architect)
On the construction of landscape.
14:00 Marie-Françoise Plissart (Photographer)
On the privatisation of rooftops and views.
On the city as a scale model seen from above.
16:00 Sven Gatz (Flemish Minister of Culture and Brussels)
On the changes in Brussels.
14:00 - 17:00
Engraving workshop (5-11 years old, FR/NL, no reservation required)
Through engravings, drawings and collages, accompanied by two artists, children can share their vision of the WIELS building. This large, grey “ocean liner” never fails to inspire young visitors’ curiosity and wildest imagination.
Avec Katherine Longly & Laure Gatelier
15:00 - 18:00
Residency studios (+1, +2, +3)
For the first time, the WIELS residents open their studios to the public. Come and meet these artists in person and discover their very different visions.
- Studio 1: Sahar Saâdaoui (b. 1986 Belgium, lives in Brussels)
- Studio 2: Sharon Van Overmeiren (b. 1985 Belgium, lives in Antwerp)
- Studio 3: Christophe de Rohan Chabot (b. 1986 France, lives in Berlin)
- Studio 4: Lucia Nimcová (b. 1977 Slovakia, lives in Hummené)
- Studio 5: Nora Kapfer (b. 1984 Germany, lives in Vienna)
- Studio 6: Lazara Rosell Albear (b. 1971 Cuba, lives in Brussels)
- Studio 7: Vanessa Disler (b. 1987 Canada, lives in Amsterdam)
- Studio 8: Sara van der Heide (b. 1977 South Korea, lives in Amsterdam)
- Studio 9: Jean Katambayi Mukendi (b. 1974 D.R. Congo, lives in Lubumbashi)
16:00, 17:00, 18:00 (Spaces limited to 8 participants per tour – first come first served)
Meggy Rustamova performance - Edith Dekyndt (+1, +2)
Artist Meggy Rustamova presents an intimate guided tour of Edith Dekyndt’s ex-hibition, centred around objects and materials that resonate with the works on display.
Salle de Brassage (0)
Concert: Phoenician Drive
At the crossroads of Middle Eastern, North-African and Mediterranean musical traditions and psychedelic rock, Phoenician Drive is a six-piece band born in Brussels' cultural maelstrom.
In collaboration with Les Atelier Claus