Parallel ContrastsParallel Contrasts

Photography – Books – FashionPhotography – Books – Fashion

February 15 – May 11, 2014February 15 – May 11, 2014

“I am fortunate to be able to do in life what interests me most: photography, fashion and books.”
(Karl Lagerfeld) 


Supported by
and Schwarzkopf

Karl Lagerfeld, Drawing for the Show at Museum Folkwang, 2014 (Detail), KARL LAGERFELD. Parallel Contrasts, Pencil on Paper, © 2014 Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld. Parallel Contrasts, Exhibition view Museum Folkwang, © Photo: Museum Folkwang, Sebastian Drüen, 2014
Karl Lagerfeld in front of 'Le Voyage d’Ulysse, 2013' at Museum Folkwang, © Photo: Museum Folkwang, Sebastian Drüen, 2014
Karl Lagerfeld, Self-portrait New York, 2011, Inkjet on Fabriano, © 2013 Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld,  Heidi Mount, Vermont,  2009,  Photograph, © 2014 Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld. Parallel Contrasts, Exhibition view Museum Folkwang with CHANEL Haute-Couture and CHANEL fashion drawings 2013, © Foto: Museum Folkwang, Sebastian Drüen, 2014
Karl Lagerfeld, from the series 'The Little Black Jacket', 2013, exhibition view Museum Folkwang, © 2014 Karl Lagerfeld, Foto: Museum Folkwang, 2014
Exhibition view Museum Folkwang, 2014, Karl Lagerfeld as editor, © 2014 Karl Lagerfeld, Foto: Museum Folkwang, 2014

Theatre for the StreetTheatre for the Street

Posters for the TheatrePosters for the Theatre

March 8 – June 15, 2014March 8 – June 15, 2014


In cooperation with the Theater und Philharmonie Essen GmbH.

Theatre for the Street

Past and PresentPast and Present

The Wüstenrot Foundation AwardsThe Wüstenrot Foundation Awards

for Documentary Photographyfor Documentary Photography

New Works by the Prize WinnersNew Works by the Prize Winners
March 8 – June 15, 2014March 8 – June 15, 2014

In cooperation with the Wüstenrot Foundation. 

Past and Present

Video Studio IV: Video RebelsVideo Studio IV: Video Rebels

Klaus vom Bruch, MarcelKlaus vom Bruch, Marcel

Odenbach and Ulrike RosenbachOdenbach and Ulrike Rosenbach

May 31 – November 2, 2014May 31 – November 2, 2014



Video Studio IV: Video Rebels

(Mis)Understanding Photography(Mis)Understanding Photography

Works and ManifestosWorks and Manifestos

June 14 – August 17, 2014June 14 – August 17, 2014

The exhibition is kindly supported by the German Cultural Federal Association and Kunststiftung NRW. The second exhibition section Manifestos is being hosted in cooperation with the Fotomuseum Winterthur.



(Mis)Understanding Photography

Guests to the CollectionGuests to the Collection

Works of Expressionism fromWorks of Expressionism from

the Deutsche Bank Collectionthe Deutsche Bank Collection

March 26 to May 4, 2014March 26 to May 4, 2014









Image Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Rhätische Bahn, 1917
Rhaetian Railway
Loan from the Deutsche Bank Collection
© Photo: The Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt a. M. 

Guests to the Collection

Guests to the CollectionGuests to the Collection

Franz GertschFranz Gertsch


Since February 22, 2014Since February 22, 2014



Guests to the Collection

Guests to the CollectionGuests to the Collection

Albert OehlenAlbert Oehlen

Talking about PaintingTalking about Painting

Since March 15, 2014Since March 15, 2014



Guests to the Collection

Lecture by Lex DrewinskiLecture by Lex Drewinski

Poster DemonstrationPoster Demonstration

Fr, April 25, 2014, 7 p.m.Fr, April 25, 2014, 7 p.m.

Lecture in German language



Image Lex Drewinski
Poor & Rich (links), Anthony and Cleopatra (rechts)

Lecture by Lex Drewinski

Video FolkwangVideo Folkwang

The next generationThe next generation

Bewegte Bilder aus derBewegte Bilder aus der

Klasse Marcel OdenbachKlasse Marcel Odenbach
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7 p.m.Friday, April 25, 2014, 7 p.m.

Klasse Marcel Odenbach, Kunstakademie Münster
Participating artists: Daniel Dwyer, Sachli Golkar / Till Hofrichter, Jisoo Kim, Yoonsuk Kim, Anna-Lena Meisenberg, Robert Olawuyi, Arsenity Shuster

Postcard with filmstill
Sachli Golkar / Till Hofrichter
Mehrere, 2012/2014
© Sachli Golkar / Till Hofrichter





Video Folkwang

Literature at Museum FolkwangLiterature at Museum Folkwang

Jaroslav Hasek: Die Abenteuer desJaroslav Hasek: Die Abenteuer des

guten Soldaten Švejk im Weltkriegguten Soldaten Švejk im Weltkrieg

Fri, April 25, 2014, 8 p. m.Fri, April 25, 2014, 8 p. m.

Lecture by Antonín Brousek in German language.

Literature at Museum Folkwang

Meet the ArtistMeet the Artist

Jugendliche arbeitenJugendliche arbeiten

mit Künstlernmit Künstlern

Nächster Workshop: 
Sa/So 10./11. Mai, je 14 – 18 Uhr
Stefan Mosebach: Experimentelles Editorial Design

Anmeldung und Information im Besucherbüro:
T 0201 8845 444

Meet the Artist

Quadrat im KreisQuadrat im Kreis

Family Day in Museum FolkwangFamily Day in Museum Folkwang

Sunday, May 18, 2 – 6 p.m.Sunday, May 18, 2 – 6 p.m.

Events in German language

Quadrat im Kreis

Recently at the FolkwangRecently at the Folkwang

Take a look at our visitors.

Ulrich Pohlmann and Ortrud Westheider on research at the Department of Photography



Recently at the Folkwang

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Collecting GeographiesCollecting Geographies

Documentation of the conferenceDocumentation of the conference

Stedelijk Museum, AmsterdamStedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

March 2014March 2014

The international conference Collectiog Geographies took place in the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in March 2014 in cooperation with Museum Folkwang.

You can find the documentation here:

Image: Wendelien van Oldenborgh
La Javanaise, 2012, in the exhibition Hollandaise at SMBA.
Photo: production still photograph by Bárbara Wagner

Collecting Geographies

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