new digital platform
Furthermore, free webinars and talks with curators and experts such as Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alexa Jeanne Kusber offer additional opportunities for open discourse. The new platform launches today with a call for people to participate in the 2021 exhibitionWillkommen im Paradies (Welcome to Paradise) at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and the Museum Ulm. The platform is now accessible at
The first webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (4–4.45 pm), where Yasemin Keskintepe, curator at the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden, and Alexa Jeanne Kusber, curator at the Museum of Digital Art in Zürich, will discuss questions of Artificial Intelligence and Curating.
A discussion about digital transformation in cultural institutions with Katrin Glinka, a cultural scientist at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and Barbara K. Fischer from the German National Library’s Office for Library Standards is scheduled for September 8, 2020. Further webinar dates and different event formats with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, and other speakers are in the pipeline.
To launch the platform, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and the Museum Ulm have issued an open call for the upcoming exhibition Willkommen im Paradies (Welcome to Paradise). The exhibition will take place in February 2021. Some of the artworks will be found via the platform. From July 1 to August 5, 2020, artists can submit works and those interested can get involved. Two additional projects will also provide opportunities for participation: the Viennese exhibition bureau Machen is issuing an open call for Friseum, a project about the cultural history of hairstyling. Daniel Hengst and Clemens Schöll are also announcing an open call for the virtual reality exhibition In VR We Trust.
nextmuseum.io is a joint project by the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf/Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and the Museum Ulm, funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation’s Digital Fund as part of their Kultur Digital programme and supported by the Beisheim Foundation.