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OPENING: Shezad Dawood & Tapta

17 05 2023 18:00 23:00

Join us for the opening of Shezad Dawood's solo exhibition: Night in the Garden of Love, inspired by & featuring Yusef Lateef, and Tapta's exhibition Espaces souples with new work by Greet Billet, Hana Miletić and Richard Venlet.


18:00: doors open, food & drinks throughout the evening
18:30 - 21:30: Live performances* by Wan-Lun Yu (in the exhibition of Shezad Dawood)
20:00 - 23:00: Music by MAMIKO MOTTO (WIELS Café)
21:30: Last entrance to exhibition (30 minutes before closing)


Night in the Garden of Love

In a new body of work, developed for WIELS, Dawood explores the poetic potential of the garden as a site of creation and optimism in the face of the climate crisis. He brings a wide range of new works – including textiles, VR and digital Seedbanks – into dialogue with the ideas of African-American musician Yusef Lateef, whose drawings are also presented. A site-specific choreography created by Dawood in collaboration with Brussels-based dancer Wan-Lun Yu premieres on the opening day and recurs throughout the exhibition.

Espaces souples

The Polish-Belgian artist Tapta set out in the 1960s to radically redefine sculpture by using textiles and other flexible materials as sculptural elements. This exhibition centres on Tapta’s attention to the tactility of her materials, the suppleness of structures, individual and collective practice, and the interaction between artwork, space and viewer. New work by Greet Billet, Hana Miletić and Richard Venlet is also presented in relation to Tapta’s historical pieces.