As one of the leading institutions for contemporary art in Europe, and thanks to its high quality programming, WIELS has built in recent years an international reputation, becoming a highly visible venue for culture and a new point of reference for the local, national and international communities. From the outset, WIELS has combined an ambitious artistic programme with attention for a wide audience. This is coupled with an awareness of the socio-economic leading role it plays, as a major cultural institution that adds to both the image and the dynamics of the region.
WIELS is located in the most emblematic Art Deco building of the former Wielemans brewery, better known as “The Blomme”. The prestigious building is one of the rare remaining examples of modernist industrial architecture in Brussels. This exceptional venue forms the ideal setting for a large variety of events: cocktail parties, dinners, press conferences, fashion shoots, seminars and workshops.