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Build the Museum of the Future Together
New digital platform

What should the museum of the future look like? Supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation’s Digital Fund, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and the Museum Ulm are launching a movement for more democracy in the art world: is a digital platform where curators, artists, institutions, visitors and all those interested can now play an active role in conceiving exhibitions and developing experimental approaches.

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Animated, pink and white shimmering unicorn with colorful eyes and a colorful shining horn in front of a building Jonathan Monaghan. Disco Beast, 2016. Courtesy of bitforms gallery, New York.

#cute. Inseln der Glückseligkeit? (#cute. Islands of Bliss?)


With more than five hundred million posts on Instagram alone, #cute is one of the most popular hashtags ever. Animal babies, unicorns, rabbit ears—cuteness has not only taken social media by storm, but also product design, advertising, robotics, and art.

Based on the work of more than fifty international artists, as well as numerous everyday objects and internet phenomena, the group exhibition #cute. Inseln der Glückseligkeit? (#cute. Islands of Bliss?) at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf from October 9, 2020 to January 10, 2021 traces the many facets of this contemporary aesthetic across various mediums and genres, including its affective tipping points

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Black dressed woman stands in a desert and holds a golden cloth in the strong wind under overcast sky Johanna Reich: Virgins Land, 2019, 4 K Video Loop, Courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer, ©Johanna Reich/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020


Made in Düsseldorf #3: Alex Grein/Johanna Reich
October 9–November 8, 2020

Made in Düsseldorf is an exhibition series by the NRW-Forum in cooperation with the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf. It is dedicated to contemporary artists who are connected with Düsseldorf and the Rhineland through their studies, place of residence, or the content of their artistic work. From October 9 to November 8, 2020, the third edition, titled UNCOVER, will be dedicated to questions of mediality and the critical and clever experimentation with reality and perception in the photographic works of the artists Alex Grein and Johanna Reich.

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Coming Up
Philharmonic hall in Hamburg situated in a river landscape with reflections of the city of Hamburg on the fassade Candida Hoefer Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Herzog De Meuron Hamburg I 2016

The Art of Helping
25 Years of fiftyfifty: A Charity Exhibition


The street magazine fiftyfifty is turning 25 years old and presents on the occasion of the anniversary a charity exhibition with works by artists such as Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, and Gerhard Richter at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. The works donated by the artists are being sold to purchase homes for homeless people.

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Ausstellungsansicht Olaf Breuning: Sand Sculpture, 2016 / NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Foto B Babic


Ausstellungsansicht Planet B / NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Foto B. Babic


Ausstellungsansicht Ego Update / Erik Kessels: My Feet, 2015 © NRW-Forum Düsseldorf / Foto: Andreas Kuschner / ALIMONIE


Virtueller Anbau NRW-Forum © Manuel Roßner


Next Level 2017 NRW-Forum © NRWKS / Foto: Robin Junicke


Meta Marathon 2019, Pepper, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Foto Katja Illner


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Alain Bieber im Gespräch mit Sophia beim Meta Marathon 2019, © NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Foto Katja Illner


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