Dear visitors,

until 8 October 2020 we are rebuilding our exhibitions and are closed.

We will be back again from October 9th with the exhibitions #cute. Islands of happiness? and Made in Düsseldorf #3: Alex Grein / Johanna Reich at the usual times.

Your team of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Kunstpalast +

Alain Bieber hacking the Kunstpalast


What should the museum of the future look like? Supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation’s Digital Fund, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and the Museum Ulm are launching a movement for more democracy in the art world: is a digital platform where curators, artists, institutions, visitors and all those interested can now play an active role in conceiving exhibitions and developing experimental approaches.

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Nextmuseum io Copyright NRW Forum Düsseldorf Gestaltung Rainbow Unicorn


Animated, pink and white shimmering unicorn with colorful eyes and a colorful shining horn in front of a building Jonathan Monaghan. Disco Beast, 2016. Courtesy of bitforms gallery, New York.

#cute. Islands of Bliss?


With more than five hundred million posts on Instagram alone, #cute
is one of the most popular hashtags ever. Cute can mean dainty, sweet,
or twee, and we come across it in all aspects of life. Animal babies,
unicorns, rabbit ears—cuteness is closely related to consumer culture
and has not only taken social media by storm, but also product design,
advertising, robotics, and art.

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Made in Düsseldorf #3:
Alex Grein / Johanna Reich


Made in Düsseldorf is an exhibition series by the NRW-Forum in cooperation with the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf. It is dedicated to contemporary artists who are connected with Düsseldorf and the Rhineland through their studies, place of residence, or the content of their artistic work.

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Black dressed woman stands in a desert and holds a golden cloth in the strong wind under overcast sky Johanna Reich: Virgins Land, 2019, 4 K Video Loop, Courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer, ©Johanna Reich/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Helen Anna Flanagan Gestures of Matter 2020 Videostill I Copyright Helen Anna Flanagan



The Inter Media Art Institute presents fast food fantasies, in which contradictory values of capitalist society clash – rationality and functionality, overindulgence and convenience. Ever since the 1980s video makers have been exploring these tensions by appropriating the iconography of multinational corporations, questioning the logic of the franchise system, criticizing the labor conditions of the foodservice industry, denouncing the mass production of food, and confessing the sin of gluttony. Their journey takes them from a kebab-shop in Rotterdam to a London burger restaurant, and further to a drive-through in Los Angeles.

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Philharmonic hall in Hamburg situated in a river landscape with reflections of the city of Hamburg on the fassade Candida Hoefer Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Herzog De Meuron Hamburg I 2016

The art of helping
25 years fiftyfifty
Charity Exhibition


On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the street magazine fiftyfifty is showing a charity sales exhibition at the NRW-Forum with works by Boris Becker, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Klaus Klinger, Lior Körner, Masakazu Kondo, Katharina Mayer, Jonathan Meese, Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth, among others.

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