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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.

Closure of the NRW-FORUM until 19 April 2020

Dear visitors,

In line with recommendations and decisions of governmental authorities with the aim to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the NRW-Forum closes its premises from 14 March until the end of the Easter school holidays on 19 April 2020. This affects all exhibitions and events at the NRW-Forum. 

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Current Exibitions
Martin Schoeller: Drag Queens: Acid Betty, 2019 © Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller


Martin Schoeller is one of the most famous and sought-after photographers in the world. Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, and Angela Merkel have all stood before his camera. But he has also taken portraits of homeless people, drag queens, and bodybuilders. From February 28 to May 17, 2020, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf presents the most comprehensive exhibition of his work in Germany to date, featuring works from his new series Drag Queens for the first time alongside the series Close Up and Female Bodybuilders, as well as new works from a series on acquitted death row inmates.

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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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