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Top exhibitions that you can’t miss this February

Time to wake up your creative juices in the light of the impending arrival of Spring. February is sure to shake you up with exhibitions from Doisneau, Linder, Patti Smith, Lichtenstein and Gutai.

Femme / Object (Woman / Object) – Linder

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

Feb 1 – April 21

Linder Sterling article exhibitions

Liverpudlian visual and performance artist Linder Sterling is the English feminist who made a name for herself by standing up and questioning the way in which society perceived the female form. Now, she is staging a one woman show at MaM. ‘Femme / Object (Woman / Object)’ brings more than 200 of her prized works together, from her famous photographic collages to the edible dresses, first seen in 1982, that got everyone talking when Lady Gaga wore one in 2010. You’ll also see the influence of punk and post-punk music at play, which gave birth to the cover of the Buzzcock’s iconic album sleeve ‘Orgasm Addict’. Morrissey once said, ‘At every stage, your work – recordings, photography, montages, etc – reads as screams’.

This exhibition is the first retrospective of Linder’s work and is a must see.

 MaM 11 Avenue du Président Wilson  75116 Paris, France

 +33 1 53 67 40 00


Camera Solo – Patti Smith

Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

Feb 9 – May 19

Patti Smith exhibition Canada

The legendary musician and artist, Patti Smith, is letting us take a glimpse into her world at the AGO this late winter, through an intimate exhibition of personal objects, photography and film. Making a name for herself on the punk scene of the late 70s, this exhibition reveals a different side to the musicians artistic vision and displays the connection between Smith’s fascination with poetry and photography. For those who are fond of Patti’s unfiltered, raw approach to music, they will not be disappointed as the same qualities are found within these works; 70 black and white Polaroid prints, objects and the short film ‘Equation Daumel’. 

Suitable for fans of the musician, the artist and also those who want to see snapshots of time past.

 AGO, 317 Dundas St W  Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada

 +1 416-979-6648


Robert Doisneau

Spazio Oberdan, Milan

February 15 – May 1 2013

Doisneau exhibition in Milan

More than 200 photos taken in Paris between 1934 and 1991 by the iconic French photographer on display in Milan at Spazio Oberdan. Famous for the photo of The Kiss at the Hôtel de Ville, Doisneau can be considered one of the pioneer of photojournalism ad that’s how his 100 anniversary of his birth is celebrated, a retrospective that embraces his poetic and his love for the Ville Lumière.

 La Parigi di Robert Doisneau, Spazio Oberdan, Viale Vittorio Veneto, 2, Milan, Tel. 

 (0039) 02 7740 6316


Roy Lichtenstein

Tate Modern, London

February 21 – 27 May 2013

Lichtenstein retrospective in London Tate Modern

First full-scale retrospective of this artist in over twenty years, it will bring together 125 paintings and sculptures. Key works like Look Mickey (1961) and Whaam! (1963) will be on display, manifesto of his language made of cominc strips and advertising imagery. Workshops and conferences will complete the experience.

 Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, Tate Modern, Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1 9TG,

 +44 (0)20 7887 8888



Guggenheim Museum, New York

February 15th – May 8 2013

Gutai exhibition New York

The first U.S. museum retrospective exhibition ever devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and among the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and ‘60s, will include many works organized thematically and chronologically. On display a wide range of media like paintings (gestural abstraction), conceptual art, performances, films, installations and kinetic art for a total of 120 objects by 25 artists in order to represent properly the movement.

 Gutai: Splendid Playground, Guggenheim New York, 1071 Fifth Avenue New York, NY, Tel.

 (001) 212 423 3587

Also in collaboration with Elisa Della Barba

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