Opening Weekend
20–22 January 17


Opening: 19 January, 7 pm


After the first period of renovation, KW Institute for Contemporary Art is thrilled to announce its new artistic program and to celebrate its 25th anniversary.


KW reopens with a series of exhibitions reflecting on the work of South African artist Ian Wilson. Through three corresponding solo presentations by Hanne Lippard, Adam Pendleton, and Paul Elliman, Ian Wilson’s influential practice is revisited as a framework for exploring the roles of language and communication and the broader significance of interpersonal interaction.


In the spirit of Ian Wilson’s practice, an ambitious program of performances, concerts, lectures, and screenings entitled The Weekends will take place at KW, and throughout the city until May 2017. Each part of the program is driven by a larger interest in dialogical formats and the roles of the voice, sound and dematerialized practices in art. On the opening night, The Weekends will present Weekend #1 a performance program consisting of three pieces by Guy de Cointet, Trisha Brown Dance Company, and Miet Warlop at 7 pm. The performance program will be repeated on the first day of the exhibition at 7 pm and 9 pm.

Tickets and further information on The Weekends can be found here.


The performance The View by artist Miet Warlop will be performed at the main hall during the opening night (performed by Paola Zampierolo).