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© Peter Lindbergh, Paris

Peter Lindbergh / Garry Winogrand: Women on Street


On the occasion of the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2017, in an exhibition entitled Women on Street, from 3 February to 30 April 2017, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will be presenting two world stars of photography - Peter Lindbergh and Garry Winogrand - and a world premiere: Garry Winogrand’s rare colour photographs from the 50s and 60s will be on show.

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Thomas Mailaender: Illustrated People #14, 2013 / Courtesy of the artist © Thomas Mailaender

Thomas Mailaender: The Fun Archive


With The Fun Archive the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will be presenting the first major Thomas Mailaender retrospective in Germany. The French artist collects artefacts of cyber culture – anonymous amateur photographs, Internet memes and cyber trash – that he archives, processes and channels into world of high culture.

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Zwei Weltstars der Fotografie zum ersten Mal vereint: Peter Lindbergh & Garry Winogrand #womenonstreet #streetphotography #nrwforum, 20. March 2017, ♥ 197
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Ritianne Muscat: Plastic Art, 2016

In Transit: Digital Media Art from Malta

25/03 - 16/04/17

On the occasion of Malta assuming the presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2017, the "In Transit" exhibition will showcase 19 Maltese artists, for whom the digital is understood to be not just a medium for but also the content of art, and will present them to an international audience.

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Harry Gruyaert. Into the valley before the big Alpine mountains, France, 1982 © Harry Gruyaert/Magnum Photos

Myth Tour de France

19/05 - 30/07/2017 

Breathtaking landscapes, highly-charged places and riders stylised as heroes. The Tour de France is permeated with mystique, legends and icons and has always attracted the world's best photographers.From Robert Capa, Harry Gruyaert through John Vink and right up to Andreas Gursky - the international group exhibition will showcase the powerful imagery of the most important bike race in the world.

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Akihiko Taniguchi 04

Unreal - a virtual reality exhibition

25/05/ - 30/07/2017

As one of the first exhibition venues worldwide with the "Unreal" exhibition we will inaugurate a permanent virtual extension building, in which purely virtual group and solo exhibitions will be presented in the future. 

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