As one of the leading institutions for contemporary art in Belgium, and one without a permanent collection, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre focuses on presenting temporary exhibitions by national and international artists, both emerging and more established. In addition to regular exhibitions, WIELS houses nine residencies for young artists and an active education program, all of which is housed in a former beer brewery (from thence the name WIELS, short for the Wielman Ceuppen’s beer) originally designed in the 1931 by Belgian architect Adrien Blomme, now a restored and historically classified building. Its vast former brewing hall entrance area (housing a café, bookshop, and ticketing booth alongside the brewery’s restored copper vats), gives way to WIELS’ main exhibition spaces – spread over four floors, their post-industrial scale and details gives a particular character to these display spaces.
The ‘Blomme’ building is one of the rare examples of modernist industrial architecture in Brussels.
Trams : 82 – 97, “Wiels” stop
Bus : 50 – 49, “Wiels” stop
Train : Brussels Midi
Car : Ring, Exit 17 “Anderlecht industrie”, follow “Centre - Albert ”