Stronger Than Me* is a project initiated by artists Rita McBride and Willem Oorebeek and WIELS curator Devrim Bayar. Something Stronger Than Me* involves 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.
Our contribution to Something Stronger Than Me* consists in an open invitation to artists from all over the world. Our project called SEEDS is again a project of generosity in which the artist active participation and engagement is essential. We invite artists to send via post or to deliver directly to WIELS plants seeds. These seeds will be planted by WIELS curators and will be displayed in the second floor of WIELS exhibition space within the context of the project Something Stronger Than Me*. The planter pots and ceramic containers will be generously provided by Belgium artists. The plants hopefully will grow and will be naturally sharing the space together with other artists interventions and projects. Each plant will be named after the name of the artist that have sent or delivered the seeds.
cover image: Glen Rubsamen, 2012. ‘Magic Beans’
WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre. Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354. 1190-Brussels, Belgium
Seeds: Kiarash Alimi, with Sanne de Wolf | Elssie Ansareo | Jean-Baptiste Bernadet | Guilaume Bleret | Sabine Bolk | Julien Bouillon | Axel Brandt | Sophie Bueno-Boutellier | Patrick Carpentier | Delphine Deguislage | Brigitte Dunkel | Maria Eisl | Adrien Flores-Cutulo | Rebecca Fruitman | Nastia Gladushchenko | Debora de Haes | Anna Heidenhain | Diango Hernandez | Maria Kley | Guillaume Lanier | Vincent Lorgé | Wolfgang Mayer & Cristina Gomez Barrio | Melisande McBurnie | Daniela Milosevic | Rokko Miyoshi | Anne Niveau | Emilie Pischedda | Anne Pöhlmann | PPROMOTION | Florence Raats | Glen Rubsamen | Seeds Brussels | Frauke Stegmann & Anne Stegmann | Lola Vandervliet | Sigrid Volders
Ceramic pots: Charlotte Beaudry | Patrick Carpentier | Eric Croes | Agathe Dupérou | Eléonore Joulin | Deniz Kazma | Louis Kiock | Lot Lemm | Valérie Mannaerts | Pierre-Alain Poirier | Guilhem Roubichou | Katerina Sidorova | Karolien Snyers | Anatole Tièche | Matthias Vandeweghe | Caroline de Vicq | Sigrid Volders (Clay Club) | Mia de Vos | Nathalie Wathelet