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Here you can find all the media-relevant information, images and press material related to the exhibitions, events and projects at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. The image material that is provided may be used free of charge for topic-related reports and if a notice of the respective copyright is included. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or require additional material. If you are not yet on our press release distribution list we would be pleased to add your name to our list. Please send us an e-mail.

Upcoming press events

Thursday, 18/5/17, 11 a.m.: Press Preview "Myth Tour de France"

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Current Exibitions
© 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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Nigel Baldacchino: Still Life

In Transit: Digital Media Art from Malta

25/03 - 16/04/17

The exhibition will showcase 19 Maltese artists, working in the fields of video art, photography, sound installations and Net art, and will present them to an international audience.

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Coming Up

Annual programme 2017 (PDF)

Harry Gruyaert. The peloton sweeps into Paris and onto the Place de la Concorde past the Hotel Crillon, France, 1982 © Harry Gruyaert/Magnum Photos

Myth Tour de France

19/05 - 30/07/17

On the occasion of the Grand Départ in Düsseldorf the  international group exhibition will showcase the powerful imagery of the most important bike race in the world. 

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Virtueller Anbau NRW-Forum © Manuel Roßner

Unreal: A Virtual Reality Exhibition

25/05 - 30/07/17

Virtual reality will be one of the major themes in 2017 - for business, the entertainment industry and for art. With its "Unreal“ exhibition, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, as one of the first exhibition venues worldwide, will inaugurate a permanent virtual extension building, on 19 May 2017, in which purely virtual group and solo exhibitions will be presented in the future.

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Erik Kessels: 24Hrs Of Photos © Erik Kessels

Erik Kessels & Friends

12/08/17 - 05/11/17

Erik Kessels ranks among the most important creative professionals in the world. He co-founded the international agency KesselsKramer in Amsterdam and is not only a rock star among advertisers, but also an artist, curator, publicist and a passionate collector of photographs. The Erik Kessels & Friends exhibition, at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, will be the first comprehensive Germany-wide retrospective of this Dutch artist and advertiser who has a preference for the imperfect and the incomplete.

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Next Level 2016 NRW-Forum © NRWKS / Foto: B. Babic

Next Level - Festival for Games 2017

09/11 - 12/11/2017

The Next Level has arrived in Düsseldorf. After its successful launch in 2016, in November 2017, the Games Festival will take place for a second time at the NRW-Forum. 

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gute aussichten 2016/2017: Julia Steinigeweg - Ein verwirrendes Potenzial / A Confusing Potential (Abdruck nur mit dem Hinweis: Foto Julia Steinigeweg, Ein verwirrendes Potenzial,

gute aussichten 2017/2018

24.11.2017 - 11.02.2018

The best photography graduates in the country will be gathering together again in Düsseldorf. The grand opening exhibition of the "gute aussichten" award for up-and-coming photographers will take place at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf for the second time. 

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