Martin Schoeller: Drag Queens: Acid Betty, 2019 © Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller


Martin Schoeller is one of the most famous and sought-after photographers in the world. Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, and Angela Merkel have all stood before his camera. He has also taken portraits of homeless people, drag queens, and bodybuilders. We present the most comprehensive exhibition of his work in Germany to date.

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Dreams & Memories

14.3. - 28.6.2020

The exhibition Dreams & Memories brings together five video works from the collection of the imai foundation, which make various references to photography.

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Stefan Panhans Juice Gin Merle Danilo Isabel 2003 Videostill © Stefan Panhans 2020


Online workshops for children and young people

Create animated films, virtual worlds or a digital book: In various workshops children and young people between 8 and 12 years of age can discover the creative possibilities of digital technologies from 25.5.2020. 

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Drache 23 Foto @ Ivana Kleinertz

Let's Do Drag!

In the three-part web series "Let's Do Drag" the Drag Queen Lola Lash from Düsseldorf leads the artistic director of the NRW-Forum, Alain Bieber, through the series "Drag Queens" in the current exhibition of Martin Schoeller. Lola Lash explains "Let's Do Drag", gives a make-up tutorial, shows the art of lip-sync and teaches Alain Bieber everything that belongs to a catwalk.

THE DORF visits - Martin Schoeller @ NRW-Forum

Together with our friends from THE DORF, the online magazine from Düsseldorf, we bring our current exhibitions into your living room. Our digital tour presents the current exhibition "Martin Schoeller" in several episodes. We talk to NRW-Forum colleague Bernadette Färber, the student Rosa Schulz and the artist and curator Pola Sieverding. Afterwards there will be insights into the exhibition "Bodies That Matter", curated by Pola Sieverding, which was shown at NRW-Forum on the occasion of the Düsseldorf Photo+ festival.


Candida Hoefer Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Herzog De Meuron Hamburg I 2016

The art of helping
25 years fiftyfifty
Charity Exhibition


On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the street magazine fiftyfifty is showing a charity sales exhibition at the NRW-Forum with works by Boris Becker, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Klaus Klinger, Lior Körner, Masakazu Kondo, Katharina Mayer, Jonathan Meese, Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth, among others.

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