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Wackerbarth: heimat.nrw

17/09 - 30/10/2016

Retrospective | Home| Red Couch worldwide

For over 30 years Horst Wackerbarth has been bringing a piece of home to the world, by photographing people on his red couch. Now he’s returning to his actual home town, together with his legendary piece of furniture. The NRW-Forum is dedicating an extensive retrospective to his twelve red couch projects, as well as showcasing unseen portraits of his series called heimat.nrw.  

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Horst Wackerbarth: Jacques Tilly, Düsseldorf, 2016


Zum #nrwtag zeigen wir Arbeiten von Horst #wackerbarth im öffentlichen Raum der Stadt #duesseldorf #nrw70 #redcouch #nrwforum, 26. August 2016, ♥ 38
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Cold bodies, warm machines

Art, technolgy and the posthuman
09/09 - 11/09/2016

The third conference of the medienwerk.nrw "Cold bodies, warm machines" takes current concepts of digital technologies as a cause to question the relation between humans and machines.  

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talk & text - Bookfair of the independent publisher in NRW


For the fourth time, the bookfair text & talk will be presenting the diverse publishing culture in North Rhine-Westphalia and literature beyond a commercial mainstream.

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text & talk

Internetstadl #8: The praise of the copy


The praise of the copy- We're making memes! Amongst others, Dirk von Gehlen pays homage to the copy, using the creativity of the audience.

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Coming Up
©Martin Schoeller, Jeff Koons with Floral Headpiece, New York, 2013, Courtesy Gallery Camera Work, Berlin

Bling Bling Baby!

19/11/16 - 15/01/17

Photography | Fashion | Art & Kitch

The new, colourful world of photography: From Glam Fashion to nature poems, from the ironic representation to pop portraits. The international group exhibition that includes stars such as David LaChapelle and Pierre et Gilles presents a fascinating canon of images which celebrate the artificial and do not shy away from kitsch.

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Goekten Bild 021 Big

gute aussichten - junge deutsche fotografie // new german photography 2016/2017

19/11/2016 – 15/01/2017

Photography | Young talents award 

We will be offering insights into the future of the medium and will be presenting the best works of a new generation of photographers:  For the first time the opening exhibition for the most important award for new photographers will be taking place in Düsseldorf.

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.ftlbr #4: Simon Menner: Terror Komplex, 2016

.ftlbr #4: Simon Menner "Terror Komplex"

19/11/2016 – 15/01/2017

On the occasion of the fourth and provisionally last issue of the exhibtion series .ftlbr (photo lab) Berlin Based photographer Simon Menner deals with questions raised by the medial in-/visibility of current, global confilcts.

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Annual VIP ticket

Our annual VIP ticket includes invitations to all our private views, free entry to all events and exhibitions at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf all year round, exclusive VIP seats, in advance information via email plus the option to book tours with the director at a discounted price – available from the ticket office at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.

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