Weils - Contemporary Arts Center
WIELS = contemporary art center located in a diverse popular neighborhood of Brussels. WIELS made the specific choice to work with the communities in the neighborhood (outreach & offering space), thinking "out of the box": setting up actions not directly related to the tasks of an Art Center. Resulting in projects like Camping WIELS, garden plots, project: Zimmerfrei, etc. Bringing the Museum into the neighborhood and the neighborhood into the Museum. As a result WIELS is seen as part of the community, not an alien entity on its soil. People recognize and valorize WIELS!
Case: Camping WIELS (together with Mus-E): 2 artists work together intensely with 2 classes of 2 secondary schools, creating works of art and children sleeping over at the museum before exhibiting their works there in the end.
This case study was written up as part of Audiences Europe Networks 2012 - 2014 Open All Areas programme.