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New Meetup: Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective RhineBuzz at the NRW-Forum

From: Dinesh N.
Sent on: Saturday, January 30, 2010 3:15 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The D?sseldorf Expat Meetup Group!

What: Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective RhineBuzz at the NRW-Forum

When: Friday, February 12,[masked]:00 PM

NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft
Ehrenhof 2

Hello folks! How are you all?

The NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft opens its doors again after a short recess for refurbishment and from February they are hosting an exhibition of the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. His work is being exhibited at NRW-Forum from February 6th.

Caroline from RhineBuzz would like to invite members of D?sseldorf Expat Meetup to a free tour RhineBuzz will be giving every Friday for this exhibition. Caroline has sent us these details which she asked us to pass to you smile


Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective February 6 - August 15

RhineBuzz at the NRW-Forum every Friday 8pm - midnight
Free tour in English 9pm
Everyone welcome!

NRW-Forum Ehrenhof 2
40479 D?sseldorf
U-Bahn Ehrenhof/Tonhalle

The NRW-Forum, D?sseldorf is showing the largest collection ever shown in Germany of the work of New York photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. February 6 - August 15.

RhineBuzz is excited to be returning to the NRW-Forum to host the regular Stammtisch for the international community every Friday night in the bar from 8pm until midnight.

The museum generously offers you a discounted entry to the exhibit, ?3.80 after 6pm on a Friday, and a free tour in English at 9pm. You are welcome to the bar even if you do not wish to visit the exhibition. Many, many now visit regularly, taking in the tour every now and again, sometimes two or three times as the tour evolves and the exhibit becomes more familiar to both visitor and RhineBuzz. Occasionally there are interesting exchanges about the exhibit, especially as our guests come from all corners and cultures of the world. No doubt Mapplethorpe will give us plenty to talk about!

And often we simply have just a drink and a laugh. Mapplethorpe was an artist of endless superlatives. The talent, the search, the obsession and the honesty produced masterpieces to some and startling offensive images to others.

He opened up dark, secret worlds and at the same time paid homage to the great classics as he described photography "the perfect way to make sculpture". This artist produced perhaps the world's most graceful still life photographs of flowers; strong, sometimes fragile, spell-binding portraits of royalty and the world's greatest artists and in parallel sparked controversy and ground breaking judgements dealing with sexuality and the question of what public funding of the arts should be.
Mapplethorpe never leaves you without emotion.

Come and discover Mapplethorpe for yourself.


If you are new to D?sseldorf and you have not visited NRW-Forum Kultur then it is certainly worth your time! The RhineBuzz tour and exhibition certainly promises to be memorable :) It is a short distance from the Altstadt, one stop away by U-Bahn. If you have any enquiries please email Caroline at [address removed]. More information can be found on their Facebook group or on their website

Wish you all a great week & weekend and look forward to seeing you soon or at the next D?sseldorf Expat Meetup on February 18th!

All the best, D?sseldorf Expat Meetup

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