As one of the leading institutions for contemporary art in Europe, without a permanent collection, WIELS presents temporary exhibitions by national and international artists, both emerging and more established. WIELS is a site of creation and dialogue, in which art and architecture form the bases for a discussion about current events and issues, not only through the exhibition programme, but also through a host of complementary activities.

WIELS opened its doors in 2008, in a restored former brewery from the 1930s – designed by Belgian architect Adrien Blomme – and the idea of establishing a centre for contemporary art in the heart of Europe became a reality. Although still relatively young, WIELS has presented more than 50 exhibitions; it has welcomed over 90 residents; and has spearheaded innumerable educational and social-artistic initiatives.

Avenue Van Volxem 354, Brussels, Belgium (BE).

available works

Mike Kelley - Educational Complex Onwards Flowchart - 2008

Mike Kelley

Educational Complex Onwards Flowchart

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven - XYZ - 2009

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