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Here you can find all the media-relevant information, images and press material related to the exhibitions, events and projects at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. The image material that is provided may be used free of charge for topic-related reports and if a notice of the respective copyright is included. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or require additional material. If you are not yet on our press release distribution list we would be pleased to add your name to our list. Please send us an e-mail.

Upcoming press events

25/5/2018, 11 a.m.: Press preview PENDORAN VINCI. Art and artificial intelligence today

8/6/2018, 10.30 a.m.: Press preview Liu Xiaodong. Langsame Heimkehr
 A joint exhibition by Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
10.30 a.m. Kunsthalle / 12 a.m. NRW-Forum

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Current Exibitions
Spencer Sweeney, Pizza God, 2011 (Black and white Gesso on linen, 48x60 in) Courtesy the artist and The Green Gallery, Photo by Jake Palmert

Pizza is God


Pizza is pop culture, part of art history and now a world heritage site. With the exhibition "Pizza is God" we dedicate an international group exhibition to the pop phenomenon of pizza from Feb 16th to May 20th 2018. 

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Louise Dahl Wolfe Museum Of Modern Art Looking At Matisse Ca 1940

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: a Style of her Own


The first edition of the new festival Duesseldorf Photo will start with a pioneer of fashion photography: The exhibition "Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of her Own" presents more than 100 works by the famous fashion photographer, who shed light on how Dahl-Wolfe became one of the most important photographers of the 20th century and with her work helped shape the image of a modern, independent woman.

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Herlinde Koelbl: Haare © Herlinde Koelbl

BFF-Hall of Fame - Herlinde Koelbl


Herlinde Koelbl is one of the most renowned German photo artists. On the occasion of the first edition of Duesseldorf Photo, we will present an exhibition of the BFF Berufsverband Freie Fotografen und Filmgestalter e. V. (BFF Professional Association of Freelance Photographers and Filmgestalter e. V.)

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Coming Up
META MARATHON / Bild: Manuel Roßner

Meta Marathon


42 hours of non-stop talks, performances, film screenings, concerts, exhibitions, and workshops on the subject of Artificial Intelligence: the META Marathon is a new technology festival taking place from 25th to 27th May 2018 at the NRW Forum Düsseldorf.

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Justine Emard, Co(AI)xistence, video installation, 12 min, 2017 © Justine Emard / Adagp 2018

PENDORAN VINCI Art and Artificial Intelligence Today 


What is Artificial Intelligence’s current state of development? How do we interact with AI? And what role does AI play in art? Starting June 9, 2018 the exhibition PENDORAN VINCI: Art and Artificial Intelligence Today at the NRW Forum Dusseldorf will present compositions by international artists examining Artificial Intelligence's place in the world today. The exhibition is initiated by Leoni Spiekermann and curated by Tina Sauerlaender and Peggy Schoenegge (peer to space).

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Liu Xiaodong together with the girls in the painting “Out of Beichuan”, Beichuan, Sichuan Province, 2010 © Liu Xiaodong

Liu Xiaodong. Slow Homecoming

A joint exhibition by the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and NRW Forum Düsseldorf 


The Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong has long been a superstar in Asia and belongs to the legendary generation of artists who peacefully demonstrated at Tiananmen Square, brushed up against the system and caused a worldwide sensation years later. Langsame Heimkehr (Slow Homecoming), a joint exhibition by Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and NRW Forum Düsseldorf, is the world's first comprehensive retrospective dedicated to the exceptional Chinese artist.

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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


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Alain Bieber © Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Foto Melanie Zanin



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