Something Stronger Than Me*

15 Sep 2017 - 07 Jan 2018

15 September 2017 – 7 January 2018

WIELS presents Something Stronger Than Me* with the participation of more than 20 artists including Extension, Fake Calligraphy, Melissa Gordon, Tonio Kröner, Ghislaine Leung, lonelyfingers, Lucia Nimcova, NUANS, Christophe de Rohan Chabot, Lázara Rosell Albear, Jannis Schroeder, Sparta, Axelle Stiefel, Monika Stricker, Suse Weber and many other guests to be announced.

Inhabiting the second floor of WIELS simultaneously with a newly commissioned installation titled Guide Rails (2017) by Rita McBride as part of the exhibition Explorer, the artists in Something Stronger Than Me* present diverse contributions ranging from videos to workshops, sculptures to radio platforms, performances to migrating materials. Please join us as the activity unfolds.

Something Stronger Than Me* is an exercise that echoes the primary practice of the WIELS artist residency programme since its inception 9 years ago. Artists in dialogue with artists continues to be foundational to the residency programme and is central to the co-habitation that Something Stronger Than Me* explores as it expands the notion of residency into the public domain.

The contributions by the artists and their invited guests have been initiated by artists Rita McBride and Willem Oorebeek and WIELS curator Devrim Bayar.

Dates already confirmed:

Extension (Micky Damm, Rita McBride & Christian Odzuck), from 15.09.2017 to 07.01.2018
Jannis Schroeder, from 15.09.2017 to 07.01.2018
Axelle Stiefel, from 19.09.2017 to 02.10.2017
Christophe de Rohan Chabot, from 19.09.2017 to 22.10.2017
Lucia Nimcova, from 04.10.2017 to 22.10.2017
Suse Weber, from 04.10.2017 to 07.01.2018
Fake Calligraphy (Maartje Fliervoet, Ada Van Hoorebeke & Manoeuvre), workshops: from 13.10 to 15.10.2017 / from 16.11 to 18.11.2017 / from 14.12 to 16.12.2017
Lucia Nimcova & Lázara Rosell Albear, performance, 22.10.2017, 16:00
Lázara Rosell Albear, from 24.10.2017 to 12.11.2017
Female Genius Night Club, workshop: from 25.10.2017 to 27.10.2017
Invisible Cities, concert, 29.10.2017, 16:00
Tonio Kröner, from 07.11.2017
Monika Stricker
The Hi Shi Wah Killers, concert, 12.11.2017, 16:00
NUANS (Anna Heidenhain, Elmar Hermann & Hugo Schneider), from 14.11.2017
Ghislaine Leung, from 20.11.2017
The Art Ensemble of Brussels, performance, 07.01.2018, 18:00

Tags: Rita McBride, Melissa Gordon, Rita McBride, Lucia Nimcova, Christian Odzuck, Willem Oorebeek, Monika Stricker, Suse Weber