Louise Dahl-Wolfe: a Style of her Own


The first edition of the new festival Duesseldorf Photo will start with a pioneer of fashion photography: The exhibition "Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of her Own" presents more than 100 works by the famous fashion photographer, who shed light on how Dahl-Wolfe became one of the most important photographers of the 20th century and with her work helped to shape the image of a modern, independent woman.

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Louise Dahl Wolfe Museum Of Modern Art Looking At Matisse Ca 1940
Spencer Sweeney, Pizza God, 2011 (Black and white Gesso on linen, 48x60 in) Courtesy the artist and The Green Gallery, Photo by Jake Palmert

Pizza is God


Pizza is pop culture, part of art history and now a world heritage site. With the exhibition "Pizza is God" we dedicate an international group exhibition to the pop phenomenon of pizza from Feb 16th to May 20th 2018.

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Diesen Samstag im #nrwforum: #AkademiederAvantgarde Workshop No. 3 - Food-Fotobuch mit @ruslanvarabyou! Wer teilnehmen möchte, kann sich jetzt noch unter vermittlung@nrwforum.de anmelden!, 23. April 2018, ♥ 52
Herlinde Koelbl: Haare © Herlinde Koelbl

BFF-Hall of Fame - Herlinde Koelbl


Herlinde Koelbl is one of the most renowned German photo artists. On the occasion of the first edition of Duesseldorf Photo we present an exhibition of the BFF Berufsverband Freie Fotografen und Filmgestalter e.V. (BFF professional association of freelance photographers and film designers).

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On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a Performance Artist. Andy Kassier & Signe Pierce live


On the Internet, according to a well-known cartoon from the New Yorker, nobody knows that you are a dog. But on the Internet, nobody knows that you are a performance artist.

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© Andy Kassier
Coming Up

Meta Marathon


42 hours of non-stop talks, performances, film screenings, concerts, exhibitions, and workshops on the subject of Artificial Intelligence: the META Marathon is a new technology festival.

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META MARATHON / Bild: Manuel Roßner
Justine Emard, Co(AI)xistence, video installation, 12 min, 2017 © Justine Emard / Adagp 2018

PENDORAN VINCI. Art and Artificial Intelligence Today

9.6 - 18.8

What is Artificial Intelligence’s current state of development? How do we interact with AI? And what role does AI play in art? Starting June 9, 2018 the exhibition PENDORAN VINCI: Art and Artificial Intelligence Today will present compositions by international artists examining Artificial Intelligence's place in the world today. 

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Liu Xiaodong. Slow Homecoming

A joint exhibition by the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and NRW Forum Düsseldorf 


The Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong has long been a superstar in Asia and belongs to the legendary generation of artists who peacefully demonstrated at Tiananmen Square, brushed up against the system and caused a worldwide sensation years later. Langsame Heimkehr (Slow Homecoming), a joint exhibition by Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and NRW Forum Düsseldorf, is the world's first comprehensive retrospective dedicated to the exceptional Chinese artist.

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Liu Xiaodong together with the girls in the painting “Out of Beichuan”, Beichuan, Sichuan Province, 2010 © Liu Xiaodong
Hidden Values - Die Währungen der Zukunft

Book presentation "Hidden Values - Die Währungen der Zukunft"

24.04.18 18-21Uhr

The conference „Hidden Values – Mehr wert als Geld?“, held last autumn in Essen on Pact Zollverein, offered the prelude for the guiding theme of CREATIVE.NRW. Now follows the publication on the subject. With „Hidden Values – Die Währungen der Zukunft“ we shed light on other facets of hidden currencies such as attention, data or relationships with renowned authors.

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#ADA: Photo Book Workshop on the Subject of Food

April, 28

In this photo book workshop, participants work with food as their subject using their own photographic material under the guidance of photographer Ruslan Varabyou. The work- shop commences with a keynote address and ends with finished photo book layouts. 

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Food Workshop


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