Erik Kessels & Friends

12.08. - 5.11.17

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 retrospective will showcase the most important works of the past 20 years. Aside from that, he has invited along five friends, who will be intervening in the survey exhibition with their own works.

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24Hrs Of Photos Erik Kessels
Volker Hinz, 1989, Nikon auf Tablett © Volker Hinz

living 24/7 - 100 years Nikon

22.09. - 5.11.17

Photographers and photojournalists are always there capturing history in the making. They have created great icons and have recorded those little moments, too. The exhibition “leben 24/7 – 100 Jahre Nikon“ [living 24/7 - 100 years of Nikon] will be presenting a selection from a century of Nikon photography and will show how, in the course of this, the camera itself became a legend.

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Seit heute: leben 24/7 - 100 Jahre Nikon #nrwforum #nikonfotografie #exhibition, 22. September 2017, ♥ 97
Coming Up

NEXT LEVEL - Festival for games


Next Level has arrived in Düsseldorf. After the successful edition in 2016 the Games-Festival will be hosted for the second time in the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, the exhibition rooms will be transformed into an adventurous digital journey

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Next Level 2016 NRW-Forum © NRWKS / Foto: B. Babic
Jan Böhmermann / © Tibor Bozi


24.11.17 - 4.2.18

Helmut Kohl is dead. The Federal Republic of Germany is shedding its skin. A world of rapid changes and a murky feeling of uncertainty among people in Germany - the present has to be mastered and contained with art. Is that still satire, or already a revolution? This is the question that Jan Böhmermann and his partners at the Bildundtonfabrik will be posing.

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24.11.17 - 4.2.18

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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gute aussichten 2016/2017: Julia Steinigeweg - Ein verwirrendes Potenzial / A Confusing Potential (Abdruck nur mit dem Hinweis: Foto Julia Steinigeweg, Ein verwirrendes Potenzial, www.guteaussichten.org)
Foto Stefanie Schroeder 40H Max 2 Monate Www Guteaussichten Org

gute aussichten GRANT

24.11 - 4.2 2018

The first gute aussichten GRANT: Stefanie Schroeder – 40h, max. 2 Monate (work  in progress) will be shown parallel to the gute aussichten 2017/18 in NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.

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24.11.17 - 4.2.18 

His readers were supposed to learn to read again by spelling the words - from 24 November 2017 until 4 February 2018, as part of the “Dienstbeginn“ research project, the Design Faculty of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences will be presenting the work of the graphic designer and experimental calligrapher Klaus-Peter Dienst.

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RHINOZeros 7, Eigenverlag Itzehoe 2 / Nordoe, 1962

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