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Olaf Breuning

11/06/2016 – 21/08/2016

Retrospective | Photography | Video | Drawings

Olaf Breuning is known for his impressive pictorial worlds and his ironic views on a reality that is shaped by the media. Over a space of more than 600 square metres, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will dedicate the biggest retrospective to date, including all important work cycles from the past 15 years

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Olaf Breuning: Life II, 2015, Photo / Courtesy Olaf Breuning / Metro Pictures
Planet B - 100 Ideen für eine neue Welt / Bild: Labor Fou

“Planet B – 100 ideas for a new world”

02/06 - 21/08/2016

Utopias | Art for the 22nd century | living exhibition

The international group exhibition “Planet B – 100 ideas for a new world” engages with the radical changes of our planet – and looks for a plan B for the future we are all dreaming of. 500 years after Thomas Morus’ novel Utopia, artists, designers, architects, scientists and entrepreneurs present their utopias for the 22nd century.

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.ftlbr # 3: Ralf Brueck


Young Photography | Düsseldorfer Schule | New Color Photography

With the third show in the new exhibition format .ftlbr we will be showcasing Ralf Brueck, a young exponent of the Düsseldorf School of Photography. Besides works from his series "Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft“ [German American Friendship], in which the Düsseldorf School meets influences from New Color Photography, the exhibition will also show new cycles of works that are concerned with digital manipulation.

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Ralf Brueck: A day after tomorrow, 2011 © Ralf Brueck


Wenn Kunst hungrig macht...Die Retrospektive @olafbreuning ist noch bis zum 21. August im #nrwforum zu sehen! #nurguckennichtanfassen #eatmes, 26. July 2016, ♥ 50
Internetstadl 6 Fb Event 07

Internetstadl #6: Youtube Battle


Everyone can take part: Show us your funniest, most artistic or most bizarre Youtube video (max. 3 minutes) – and have the chance to win 500 Euros.

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Coming Up

Horst Wackerbarth: heimat.nrw


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 Rabbiner Yaacov Zinvirt Israel © Horst Wackerbarth

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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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