The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport Announce: Quadriennale Duesseldorf 2014 – Fine Arts Festival Highlights

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Quadriennale 2014, from April 5 – August 10, is the Düsseldorf city-wide arts festival that happens every four years. This year’s theme is “Beyond Tomorrow” and now some of the festival’s highlights have been announced.

Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014 makes one of Europe’s art capitals an even bigger destination for art enthusiasts from around the world.

“Beyond Tomorrow” is the theme of Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014 (April 5 – August 10), Düsseldorf’s major fine arts festival that will connect 13 of the city’s most important art venues for 4 months this year. It will feature many events all over the city, with many opportunities for visitors to explore the “future” and make one of Europe’s art capitals an even bigger destination for art enthusiasts from around the world.

Highlights of Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014 at some of the city’s biggest art venues include:

“Art and Alchemy – The Mystery of Transformation” (Kunst und Alchemie – Das Geheimnis der Verwandlung) at the Museum Kunstpalast, an exhibit about the electrifying relationship between art and alchemy, with a variety of works from antiquity to the modern age. Artists shown include: Joseph Beuys, Jan Brueghel d.Ä., Lucas Cranach, Hendrick Goltzius, Max Ernst, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Yves Klein, Sigmar Polke, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Peter Paul Rubens.

K20 Museum, which houses the collection of the State North Rhine-Westphalia, will show “Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian – The Infinite White Abyss” (Kandinsky, Malewitsch, Mondrian – Der weiße Abgrund Unendlichkeit), an exploration of white parts in the works of the title’s three artists.

Utopic and anti-utopic aspects of life below ground is the focus of an exhibit at K21 Museum, titled “Beneath the Ground: From Kafka to Kippenberger” (Unter der Erde: Von Kafka bis Kippenberger).

“Smart New World” is the name of the exhibit at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, which examines “data capitalism” and its effects on everyday life, such as permanent surveillance and the shifting of lives from private to public.

For a full program of Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014, visit

The city’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014. The travel package called “Quadriennale 2014” can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at Prices start at €89 per night per person based on double-occupancy for a 3-star hotel in the city center and at €119 per person for a 4-5 star hotel. All packages include breakfast, a Düsseldorf Welcome Card (free public transportation within city limits, 1 ticket to Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014, plus more than 40 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), a city information package, and a MERIAN city guide.

Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourism GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit

Düsseldorf Airport, Germany’s Next Generation HubTM, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit

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