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10 Nov 2009

WIELS Benefit Art Auction

WIELS Benefit Art Auction


Auction & Party
(Entrance: 60€ / Please reserve before 15.11)
18:00 Opening Cocktail
20:00 Live auction conducted by Sotheby's,
21:00 Walking Dinner & Party with DJ Lady Jane

18.11 - 25.11.2009
Free entrance

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Wed-Sat: 12:00 - 19:00 & Sun: 11:00 - 18:00 or by appointment

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1190 Brussels

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WIELS organizes a BENEFIT ART AUCTION PARTY, on 25.11.2009.

Internationally renown artists who wish to support Wiels, have donated a work which will be sold at the benefit auction during an exceptional evening event with the support of Sotheby's. The benefits from the auction and the party will be entirely donated for the completion of the renovation and the artistic and educational activities of Wiels.

The participating artists are:

Saâdane Afif, Francis Alÿs, Nairy Baghramian, Marcel Berlanger, David Claerbout, Michel Francois, Ann Veronica Janssens, Gabriel Kuri, Moshekwa Langa, Paulina Olowska, Simon Starling, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerkhoven, Kelley Walker.

The works will be exhibited at Wiels from 18.11 until 25.11.2009.
The auction catalogue is available online :


Wiels is an international laboratory for the creation and the diffusion of contemporary art. Focusing on visual arts, but granting a particular attention to the crossings and interactions with other disciplines, the centre wishes to present contemporary art in all its   diversity and to offer a permanent dialogue with the developments and   the most recent debates of the art world.

Established through the commitment of a private not-for-profit association, Wiels is neither a museum, nor a “Kunsthalle” or a centre for the fine arts, but an institution which articulates a set of complementary functions (exhibition, production and education). Within a dynamic and open context, the centre thus develops temporary activities without developping a permanent collection:

- Several yearly large-scale exhibitions (monographic shows of national and international artists, group shows, thematic shows...), which closely examine the evolution of the contemporary creation. The emphasis is laid on information, analysis and sharing in order to participate in the promotion and the understanding of contemporary art

- An international artist-in-residence program which focuses on innovation, research, creation and advancement, and which stimulates connections between local and international actors

- Mediation and education program through didactic workshops, teaching projects and seminars for the youth, seniors, schools, the neighboorhoud, etc.

The program of Wiels, strengthened by a series of parallel activities (conferences, debates, exchanges, workshops, community programs and  interdisciplinary confrontations…) makes it an innovating and experimental art centre.

In the heart of Europe, Wiels constitutes a unique contemporary art institution with regards to its international dimension, its specific objectives as well as the remarkable architecture of its building.