China 8 at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

May 15 - September 13 2015
8 Cities
8 Museums
120 Artists

Throughout the Ruhr region in 9 locations, China 8 brings you several exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art unlike anything that has been seen in world, to this extent, so far with130 artists showing with some 500 works.

Whilst a visit to just one participating museum is certainly a good experience, I can only urge you all to take the time to visit more than one house. Not only will your eyes be opened to the how young Chinese artists see the world, but you also then begin to understand the rich and diverse cultural landscape we have here in North Rhine-Westfalia. So far I have seen 4 of the 8 exhibitions, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl being my favourite. The focus here is on videos, and what I saw there was just spellbinding. I could have stayed all day!

the video of Yang Fudong at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

Yu Minjun Trivialism 4 at the Kunthalle Recklinghausen

For €18 one can purchase a pass which allows one entry to each house for an unlimited time. At weekends one can also use the free bright red shuttle buses to take you through the Rhine and Ruhr region to the various museums. Just show your pass to the driver. Timetable for the tours is here. Tickets can be purchased online or at each participating house.

The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf gives an overview of the other 8 exhibitions. 

RhineBuzz invites you to a free English tour of China 8 at the NRW-Forum on the last Friday of the month, you simply pay €6 to enter the exhibition. 

Free RhineBuzz Tours in English at 8pm

May 29
June 26
July 31
August 28

RhineBuzz host a 'Stammtisch', a meeting place for the international community on each night of the tours. We ware in the bar from 7-10pm. You do not have to visit the exhibit to join us.
Come along and meet new people and find out what is happening for you in the city and at the upcoming Duesseldorf Welcome Day.

RhineBuzz is supported by the City of Düsseldorf

Ehrenhof 2
40479 Düssseldorf

©Wang Quingsong 
 at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Duesseldorf Welcome Day 2015

The Duesseldorf Welcome Day 2015 on September 26, hosted by the city of Düsseldorf at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, will take on a completely new format this year.

This year RhineBuzz, together with Unique, two organisations known for lively national and international events are organisng the day with a BIG fun element!

The day will be full of the services you need for a great start in Düsseldorf, people to give advice on finding a job, recognition of qualifications, and finding somewhere to live; you can speak to the people from the international schools, the kindergartens and languages schools, universities; relocation agents will be on hand as will cultural coaches - so what will be different?

For the first time we have found you English speakers at really useful city advisory points such as the Consumer Council - Verbraucherzentrale, the bike station - Radstation and the Family Advice Centre - i-Punkt Familie to be on hand to speak to you.

A central lounge will be the heart of the event, a place for you to meet other expats, meet Düsseldorfers, have a chat. A place where hopefully you will come away from knowing you have met someone who can help whichever situation you may need support in.
Throughout the day there will be different question and answer sessions on the basics: 'finding a place to live, finding work, taxes'; 'schools, city administration, insurances' and 'leisure time'. These will be lively exchanges, and hopefully the beginning of a valuable network.

We are currently working on the programme - but following points are fixed:

- Mayor Thomas Geisel will be saying hello at 1pm and  will be in conversation with you, the international people who have chosen to make Düsseldorf their home

- international people, those who were once new to the city too, will be on hand to welcome you and find out what you need and hopefully introduce you to who you need to know

- free tours in English, of Ego Update - the exhibition at the NRW-Forum scheduled for September will be offered

- a treasure hunt for the little ones in the Hofgarten opposite the NRW-Forum is being organised

- experience "Düsseldorf in a Day" - characters and experiences will be around showing us what makes this city so lively, so special

- a presentation by Düsseldorf Marketing and Tourism showing things to do in Düsseldorf, including secret spots in and around the city, sports locations and things to do with children

- lots of cool givaways!

Mr Düsseldorf himself, a charming English speaker, will be around to give you great tips on where to eat out, go party, shop!

- at the end of the day we will focus on your free time. People who offer leisure-times activities will be around to let you know where you can go to have fun!

 - and much more besides

Join us on Facebook - Duesseldorf Welcome Day - website coming up!

This is your day - make the most of it!

Suggestions and enquiries from both potential exhibitors and visitors most welcome to
Caroline West or Henry Storch at

RhineBuzz Masterclasses - Gonzalo Eyzaguirre Percussion

So many extremely talented people contact me - they either wish to take part in our events or request support with beginning a 
project of their own.

For this very reason I have wanted to offer RhineBuzz Masterclasses for some time now so May 17, our first one will take place!
This will be the first of a series of offering artists in the area the chance to meet an internationally renowned artist. The Masterclasses will all differ from one another in both theme and format.

Our first will be given by the young Chilean percussionist 
Gonzalo Eyzaguirre

Gonzalo Eyzaguirre, percussionist from Chile, currently a scholarship student for contemporary performance at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus, will be in Düsseldorf for just two days to meet like-minded musicians and share his vast knowledge and love of music.
For the first in a series of RhineBuzz Masterclasses, Gonzalo will be offering a four hour workshop for ANYONE who would like to learn about percussion - haven't you always wanted to bang on a drum?!
Now is your chance - and what a teacher we have found you!

The workshop will include Cumbia music - congas, guiro, guacharaca and cowbell and Afro Cuban music - how to develop drums and hand percussion.

His musical experience at the tender age of 28 is inspiring - Gonzalo has played with some of Chile's most successful bands for a number of years; he is professor of percussion at Uniacc University; has worked in film music, tv, musical production ... as a great communicator of his craft, no wonder Berklee were keen to have him in Valencia!

One of his most recent projects include his work as ambassador for Percuation, an organisation founded by much-respected Coloumbian percussionist Tupac Mantilla, spreading the word about the benefits of using the body as a percussion instrument for both education and performance

The philosophy of Percuaction - Global Percussion Network will be included in the workshop.

€59.00 per person 
May 17 from 2 - 6pm
Reisholzer Werftstrasse 39
40589 Düsseldorf

with thanks for the support from Unique