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Meet the Residents

20 11 2021 13:00 21:30

Meet the artists in residence during Open School3 on Saturday 20-11-2021 and learn about their work and practice as manifested in a generative programme with performance, lecture, screenings and studio encounters.

All events are free, registration per event (check below)


Meet the Residents


14:00 – 15:00
Michaela Schweighofer – Brussels - city of men. Notes on a new city and a sculptural practice
Lecture (EN)

> Auditorium, no registration necessary

15:00 – 17:00
Sandra Heremans – Are you familiar with Sovereignty?

Workshop for kids: ages 6-12 (FR/NL)

What if WIELS becomes a sovereign state? What if, this time, the sovereign power lies solely with the children? Through games, challenges and peeks into the artists' studios, kids can ponder together with us over the meaning of sovereignty.

> Kets Atelier, register here

16:00 – 17:00
Sara Manente – MOLDING


A series of gestures performing different situations: an unclaimed picnic, an unannounced catwalk, a collection of handbags, waffles, chimeric writing.

Concept, direction: Sara Manente 
Performance: Marcos Simoes, Gitte Hendrikx, Sara Manente 
Music: Christophe Albertijn 
Dramaturgical assistant: Jaime Llopis 
Thanks to Kunst/Werk, kcBuda, WPZimmer, XING and Hiros vzw

> Seminar, register here

19:00 – 19:30
Ingel Vaikla World Expo 1942 / 1958
Screening & discussion (EN)

Screening of two new works shot at the sight of former World Exhibitions in Rome and in Brussels, followed by a conversation.

> Studio 5, no registration necessary, limited capacity

19:30 – 20:30

Sandra Heremans invites Valentin Luntumbue When (Post-)Colonialism meets (Post-)Socialism

Book presentation & discussion (EN/FR)

Discussion and book presentation of Places in the Sun: Post-colonial dialogues in Europe and beyond, Valentin Luntumbue, 2021.

> Seminar, no registration necessary

20:00 – 21:30
Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas So shall things kindle a light for others

Super-8 film programme + Q&A

An invitation to a tangible experience of a shared present through film projection. Space-time condensed in filmic matter will be lit up anew.

Twelve Seasonal Films, Super-8 | color + b&w | silent | 18fps | 42’ | 2018-2020 + performative reading
Meihōdō, Super-8 | color | silent | 18fps | 10’ | 2019-2020
Excerpts I [Though I now depart…], Super-8 | b&w | magnetic sound | 18fps | 19’ | 2018-2021

> Auditorium, no registration necessary


13:00 – 21:00 | Meet the Residents
Open Studios
Check availabilities on the spot, no registration necessary

Studio 1 > Gianna Surangkanjanajai

Studio 2 > Sara Manente

Studio 3 > Julien Englebert – Présentation d’un recueil de poèmes

Julien Englebert presents a collection of poems in his studio and welcomes visitors to read and/or discuss them with him (in FR)

Studio 4 > Emma Verhulst Queen of my cattle

Emma Verhulst presents some of her works (in process and finished ones) in her studio and invites visitors to taste her self-baked cakes, shaped after elements in her paintings.

Studio 5 > Ingel Vaikla

Studio 6 > Maxime Le Bon

Studio 7 > Jasper van Aarle Open Book

Jasper van Aarle will provide insight into his practice, as an open book; showing that a residency can also work as a beneficial process of reorientation.

Studio 8 > Michaela Schweighofer

Studio 9 > Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas


Open School3
Check the lectures part of the 3rd iteration of Open School here