AR Biennale

22/08/2021 - 24/04/2022

Augmented reality is one of the most important topics of the future
Twenty international artists have been invited to create new site-specific works.

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Subversive design

11/02 - 22/05/2022

Subversive design is critical design. It doesn’t offer any direct solutions. Instead, it questions the classical system’s status quo. From February 11 to May 22, 2022, the group exhibition Subversive design transforms the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf into a “critical department store”.

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Katerina Kamprani: Fork with Chain, 2015, The Uncomfortable © Katerina Kamprani
Matthias Schaller Disporträts DIS 1 2010 Matthias Schaller

Photographs by Matthias Schaller

11/02 - 22/05/2022

Reflective visors of astronaut helmets, desolate studios and abandoned offices in the Vatican: absence is the foundational motif in the work of photographer Matthias Schaller. He portrays people by avoiding their direct gaze. With some 100 works the exhibition presents the photographer’s unconventional portraits, which capture his unbounded curiosity for the world, the people, and the art around him.

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Die Kleine

30/4 - 22/5/2022

DIE KLEINE is the closing exhibition of the art competition for Düsseldorf primary schools, which will take place for the third time in 2022 and will be presented in the NRW-Forum this year due to renovations.

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Foto: Anne Orthen
Alex Wissel, Speibecken (vomit sink), 2019, courtesy the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Munich, photo: Julien Gremaud

Landsberg Prize

Alex Wissel

11/6 - 17/7/2022

The artist Alex Wissel was chosen as the winner of the Landsberg Prize, which was awarded for the third time.

The artist works on the threshold between high art and popular culture. Wissel’s artistic work makes use of all available media, ranging from drawings to room installations. Moreover, he has developed concepts for several films.

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Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW

12/6 - 17/7/2022

From June 12 to July 17, 2022, the largest exhibition in Germany organized by artists for artists will once again take place. The exhibition will be shown in the Kunstpalast, NRW-Forum and Ehrenhof.

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NRW Forum Foto: Katja Illner
Daniel & Geo Fuchs - TOYGIANTS - „Kaws Family“, 2006 Daniel & Geo Fuchs - TOYGIANTS - „Kaws Family“, 2006, Courtesy Collection Selim Varol


Street Art & Designer Toys

30/09/2022 - 05/02/2023

Pop meets street art. For the first time, international artists and designers from the street art scene will come together at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. More than 2000 works of photography and graphic design, as well as grafitti, sculptures and designer toys, will be presented in spectacular displays to create a colourful Gesamtkunstwerk of pop culture.

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