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E-Mail: presse(at)
Tel. +49 (0) 211 - 8926681

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

Thursday, November 21st, 11 a.m.

Press preview Bieke Depoorter
Press preview gute aussichten 2019/2020
Press preview Made in Düsseldorf #2: Natascha Schmitten/Wolfgang Tillmans

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Current Exibitions
Martin Parr: Chichen Itza, Mexico 2002 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Martin Parr Retrospective

19/07 – 10/11/2019

The English photographer Martin Parr is considered one of the most important representatives of contemporary documentary photography and a chronicler of our time. From July 19 to November 10, 2019, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will present the most comprehensive retrospective to date of the British photographer who scans the world with a precise and loving eye and at the same time holds up a mirror to it.

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Whiteout, Still, Christian Falsnaes © NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, New Scenario


19/07 – 10/11/2019

From July 19 to November 10, 2019, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will present WHITEOUT, the world's first virtual reality group exhibition on contemporary performance art. The collective New Scenario have curated an exhibition with artists Maria Hassabi, Christian Falsnaes, and Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi for the digital extension of the NRW-Forum .

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Coming Up
Bieke Depoorter: LEBANON. Beirut. August 3, 2018. Agata. © Bieke Depoorter / Magnum Photos

Bieke Depoorter 2015–2019


How close can a photographer get to the people they portray? Bieke Depoorter’s artistic work is based on her relationships with people and her own position as a photographer. The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is showing a solo exhibition of the Belgian Magnum photographer’s work in Germany for the first time, comprising five series from 2015 to 2019.

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gute aussichten 2018/19 Foto Anna Tiessen - Kommando Korn,

gute aussichten – junge deutsche fotografie 2019/2020

22/11/19 - 16/2/2020

From 22 November 2019 to 16 February 2020, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will once again be showing the best photography graduates in Germany, providing insights into current photographic discourses. For the third time, the opening exhibition of the renowned Young Photographers Award will come to Düsseldorf.

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Wolfgang Tillmans “paper drop (Roma)”, 2007, Courtesy of Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Köln

Made in Düsseldorf #2

Natascha Schmitten/Wolfgang Tillmans
22/11/2019 - 06/01/2020

"Made in Düsseldorf" is an exhibition series in cooperation with  Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, which is dedicated to contemporary artists who are connected to the city of Düsseldorf through their studies, their place of residence or artistic content. The second edition confronts the installation "Düsseldorf Raum 2001 - 2007" by Wolfgang Tillmans with works by the artist Natascha Schmitten.

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About NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Plakatmotiv © NRW-Forum Düsseldorf / Idee & Design: KesselsKramer

The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf in Data
Campaign by KesselsKramer

Nothing seems more important today than collecting data. The behaviour of museum visitors can also be recorded and evaluated for marketing purposes. The international advertising agency KesselsKramer has designed a campaign for the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf based on a public survey conducted by the city of Düsseldorf and surveys conducted by the NRW-Forum and focusing on the data itself.

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© NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Foto Katja Illner


© NRW-Forum Düsseldorf


© NRW-Forum Düsseldorf / Foto: Tatjana Ebermann


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


Alain Bieber / © NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Foto Katja Illner


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


Alain Bieber / Foto B. Babic



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