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Wiels, Brussels

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  • A museum of modern art, of which you should keep, of course, in a brewery. Beautiful exhibition and then a delicious lunch between the boilers.
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  • In the old brewery Wielemans took place, 20 years ago, a beautiful Museum of contemporary art. This gem of inspiration art deco has been restored and offers a superb mix of architecture of origin and treatment of the spaces according to the model of the raw concrete industrial buildings. On the ground floor, the copper vats offer a titanic welcome visitors. The different exhibition spaces offer interesting volumes which, most of the time, are conditioned by the works exposed. This year, the Wiels celebrates 20 years. For the occasion, a large quantity of works very various are exhibited and offered to the public. I'm not an expert on contemporary art and I'm not sensitive at all but some works offer a real questioning and unsuspected perspectives on the world. So I advise to come hang out and let soak up by what is proposed in this unusual place. The place also offers a panoramic roof that allows an overview on Brussels. You can, from this point of view, observe the switches of the South Station, it is very impressive. We had the chance to participate in a specific tour for children. 5 works have been presented to us and we were able to make art we also. It's a great way to educate children about what is in this place but also to make them understand that art is for everyone and created by each. I urge you to attend these workshops. On the other hand, there are book on the Museum's Web site. It is worth noting that the entrance ticket allows to visit 3 different places. I advise you also to have a tour of the top floor and down as and when. It is a place that is worth to discover and rediscover regularly since the proposed artists are many and that there is always something new to see or do at the Wiels. There are also many happenings, but I confess to be somewhat aware of modern art to enjoy. Come and open your eyes!
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  • Location a bit far from the surprising Expo Center spaces roof terrace with views to recommend
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  • Very cool venue in old industrial style. The roof terrace provides a splendid view, no drinks there though. The exhibition I saw was a bit tough to go through because of a lack of sunlight and white hermetic spaces. It certainly isn't top quality but I've heard other exhibitions there have been better at communicating their message.
  • A stunning exhibition space. The show I saw was well curated and had some great ideas. The bookshop is very good as well.
  • Some of the exhibition arent that great. No with mcbridge its nice but allright. Pictures are from the roof. Nice building with the history. They are a well establish musea for contemporary art. Definetly worth a visit.
  • I am no fan of contemporary art and found the WIELS entry ticket quite expensive. That said, I like the way this old brewery was renovated and I went there to discover the place rather than for the exhibition. There are lots of remaining traces of the brewery and the rooftop terrace has a great view of the surrounding area. Unfortunately, you cannot access the terrace without paying to visit the exhibition.
  • Best place to see contemporary art in a museum setting in Brussels

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