Special Exhibitions

March 15 – September 22, 2019

Quirky Art Nouveau. Carl Strathmann

The highly original and fabulously bizarre art of Carl Strathmann (1866-1939) resists any kind of pigeonholing. This Art Nouveau painter, who boasted an ornate style and a fastidious obsession with detail, lovingly fashioned his own unique worlds from fairy-tale caricature figures, fantastical floral still lifes and landscapes, symbolist history paintings and art-and-craft designs.

May 24 – August 25, 2019

FORUM 049: Sebastian Riemer – Archival Empathy

The photographs of Düsseldorf artist Sebastian Riemer (born 1982 in Oberhausen) explore selected facets of the photographic image. Riemer’s work frequently draws on historical images, some even dating as far back as the earliest days of photography.

February 22 – extended until May 5, 2019

Forum 048: Anna Katharina Zeitler – If you can dream it, you can do it

The series of images “If you can dream it, you can do it” is based on the previous ten years of Anna Katharina Zeitler’s life, which were spent constantly on the road. They convey a deep sense of longing to finally get to a destination.