Must-See Art Guide: Düsseldorf
This week's guide includes Bernd and Hilla Becher, Günther Uecker, and more.
The capital city in the most populous state of Germany North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, with its old town, which is often referred to as the longest bar in the world, is worth a visit. The city enjoys a special reputation as a center of culture, art, and modern architecture. Apart from the large Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, numerous galleries, museums, and the internationally renowned Kunstakademie Düsseldorf are located here. At this arts academy, the Düsseldorfer Malerschule (Düsseldorf School of Painting) was founded in the 19th century, and the Düsseldorfer Photoschule, formed around Bernd and Hilla Becher, was founded in the 20th century.
Take a stroll along the Rhine northward and you will arrive at the NRW-Forum. This venue for exhibitions and events focuses on photography, video, fashion, design, advertising, and architecture. The museum will host two exhibitions at the end of January as part of the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2015. One of them is “Human Nature,” with works by artists such as Axel Hütte, Vivian Maier, and Sebastião Salgado. The show will feature photographs exploring the relationship between humans and nature. Numerous galleries, museums, and institutions will have special shows and events around photography.
Besides the outstanding watercolor Palais im Großen Garten by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, through this Saturday, you will have a chance to see selected works by Josef Albers, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and many more at Galerie Ludorff’s Neuerwerbungen Herbst 2014. Photorealistic paintings by Diana Rattray, another student of the Kunstakademie, can be seen at the Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer.
Last but not least, stick around for the upcoming exhibition Uecker at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Around 60 works by the German sculptor, Op artist, and installation artist will be on view at the K20 beginning in February.
Enjoy the art on the Rhine, and look out for the famous landmarks, the Düsseldorfer Cart Wheelers.
Exhibition: “Emmanuel Le Cerf & Bruno Albizzati”
When: December 12, 2014–February 25, 2015
Where: Schuebbe Inc., Neubrückstraße 6, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Diana Rattray: Neither Here Nor Now”
When: October 30, 2014–January 23, 2015
Where: Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Heinrich-Heine-Allee 19 / Neustraße 12, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Neuerwerbungen Herbst 2014”
When: October 14, 2014–January 24, 2015
Where: Galerie Ludorff, Königsallee 22 III, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Henning Strassburger: Pool”
When: January 16–February 14, 2015
Where: Sies + Höke Galerie, Poststraße 2+3, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Frauke Dannert displaced”
When: January 16–March 7, 2015
Where: Galerie Rupert Pfab, Poststraße 3, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Joachim Brohm: Not a House”
When: January 21–February 21, 2015
Where: Beck & Eggeling, Bilker Straße 5 and Bilker Straße 4-6, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2015”
When: January 30–February 1, 2015
Where: Several galleries, museums and institutions, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Human Nature” and “Neorealismo”
When: January 30–April 4, 2015
Where: NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Ehrenhof 2, Düsseldorf
When: January 30–April 4, 2015
Where: Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Poststraße 3, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Maren Heyne – artist portraits”
When: January 31–February 22, 2015
Where: Museum Kunstpalast, Ehrenhof 4-5, Düsseldorf
When: February 7–May 10, 2015
Where: K20 Grabbeplatz, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Grabbeplatz 5, Düsseldorf
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