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© Peter Lindbergh, Paris

Peter Lindbergh / Garry Winogrand: Women on Street

3.2. - 30.4.2017

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

3.2. - 30.4.2017

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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Free Bikes © Denken3000

Free Bikes

Free Bike Sharing System

Together with the creative consultancy denken3000, we have launched a bike sharing initiative - the Free Bikes campaign - that will provide bicycles free of charge. All residents of Düsseldorf who would like to support this campaign can immediately hand in their old or unused bicycles at the NRW-Forum.

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Photo Book Workshop: Rund ums Rad 

7.5. / 21.5. / 28.5.17, 10 am - 5 pm

At the photo book workshop [All Around Bikes], the photographer Ruslan Varabyou will demonstrate how you can create a perfectly designed photo book with the help of the professional software from our Partner CEWE. The best books will be exhibited as part of the “Mythos Tour de France” exhibition at the NRW-Forum.

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Digital Workshop

Creative Coding Workshops 

In our digital workshop, in collaboration with students of computer science from Düsseldorf University, children and adolescents will be able to concentrate on simple programming languages, robotics and interactive hardware. 

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Startupwoche Dus

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discover cultural & creative industries 11.5.17, 6 pm

Start-ups from the cultural industries will each have seven minutes to present their enterprises to investors and visitors - as part of the Start-up-Woche [Start-up Week] Düsseldorf. 

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Thesen Zum Neuen Ausstellen

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The theories behind new exhibiting practices 20.5.17, 2 - 6 pm

Edi – Exhibition Design Institute of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences invites to a discussion about the status quo in exhibiting, with contributions from curators, architects, designers and academics. 

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

Myth Tour de France

19.5. - 30.7.2017 

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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Unreal - a virtual reality exhibition

25.5. - 30.7.2017

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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Exploring Digital Creativity  
24.5.17, 9 am - 6 pm

META is a top class conference on all issues relating to digital art, culture and creativity that will take place for the first time this year, at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, on the occasion of the opening of the Unreal exhibition. 

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