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What to see in February

B. Wurtz, Selected works 1970-2015, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
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The AJ picks a selection of exhibitions and installations coming up in February 

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Source: Tristan Fewings Getty Images

As the title suggests this ongoing exhibition presents not only the Eames’ most popular designs but gives insight into their lives, offices and the multi-media scope of their progressive work. Read the AJ review here.

When until the 14 February

Where The Barbican, London

KAWS

Small Lie by KAWS

Small Lie by KAWS

Source: Lowkev productions

Monumental fibreglass and wood sculptures in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and colourful canvases in the Longside Gallery comprise the first UK museum exhibition of US artist KAWS - perhaps best known for his toys and clothing design and the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards ‘moonman’ statuette.

When 6 February – 12 June

Where Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield

Building Images: The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards

Arcaid Awards overall winner 2015. EPFL Quartier Nord photographed by Fernando Guerra

Arcaid Awards overall winner 2015. EPFL Quartier Nord photographed by Fernando Guerra

The exhibition showcases all the shortlisted and winning images from The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016. Building Images explores architectural photography in four categories; building in use, exteriors, interiors and sense of place.

When 5 February - 25 March 

Where Werkstatt, London

Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt (New World)

Wolfgang Tillmans  Tag Nacht  2009

Wolfgang Tillmans Tag Nacht 2009

The first photographer to win the Turner Prize presents observational photographic works from his Neue Welt (New World) series. For the first time working with a digital camera, Tillmans documents travels from London and Nottingham to Tierra del Fuego, Tasmania, Saudi Arabia and Papua New Guinea.

When 18 February – 7 August

Where Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

John Constable: Observing the Weather

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows by John Constable

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows by John Constable

Famously deft at transcribing natural light this show examines Constable’s fascination with the weather and its influence on the mood and physicality of landscapes. Exhibited works run from pen and ink studies, to private watercolour and oil sketches, to finished pieces for display.

When 13 February – 8 May

Where The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey

Elisabeth Frink: The Presence of Sculpture

Sculpture, Elisabeth Frink

Sculpture, Elisabeth Frink

The exhibition presents some of the many commissions sculptor Frink received for urban, public and sacred spaces and buildings. Including loans from private collections and the Frink Estate, the show examines the changing nature of commissions from Second World War reconstruction through to new agendas for built environments.

When until 28 February

Where Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Nottingham 

Canaletto: Celebrating Britain

London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, Canaletto

London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, Canaletto

An overview of Canaletto’s time in Britain is presented in this exhibition of paintings and drawings, brought together for the first time. Abbot Hall Art Gallery is the final stop for this show which had previous success in Bath and Warwickshire.

When until 14 February

Where Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria 

Champagne Life

Champagne Life, Saatchi Gallery

Champagne Life, Saatchi Gallery

With characteristically large installations and a broad range of medium, the Saatchi celebrates its 30th anniversary with its first all-women exhibition. Only sharing their gender in common Alice Anderson, Julia Dault, Mia Feuer, Soheila Sokhanvari and Maha Malluh feature in a diverse array of artists.

When 13 January – 6 March

Where Saatchi Gallery, London

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

David Hockney, Peter Schlesinger and Maudie James

David Hockney, Peter Schlesinger and Maudie James

Photography exhibition showcasing work commissioned by British Vogue since its founding in 1916. Featuring more than 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections being shown together for the first time the exhibition presents the visual history of the world’s most influential fashion magazine.

When 11 February – 22 May

Where National Portrait Gallery, London 

Botticelli and Treasures from the Hamilton Collection

Sandro Botticelli, Inferno XXII

Sandro Botticelli, Inferno XXII

This major exhibition features thirty of Botticelli’s rarely-exhibited drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy. A unique opportunity to see the great Renaissance master’s interpretation of one of world literature’s canonical texts.

When 18 February – 15 May

Where The Courtauld Gallery, London 

B Wurtz - Selected Works 1970 - 2015

B. Wurtz, Selected works 1970-2015, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

B. Wurtz, Selected works 1970-2015, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Source: John Mackenzie © 2015 BALTIC

Always evident from what everyday items he has conjured his carefully assembled sculptures, this show presents more than 60 works by American artist B. Wurtz, spanning more than 40 years. With an appreciation of overlooked, lowly objects he imbues the mundane with the ethics of re-use.

When until 28 February

Where BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle 

Electronic Superhighway

Nam June Paik, Internet Dream, ZKM

Nam June Paik, Internet Dream, ZKM

Beginning in the mid-sixties the exhibition presents over 100 works from artists influenced by the computer and subsequently internet technologies right through to the present day.

When 29 January – 15 May

Where Whitechapel Gallery, London 

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Claude Monet, Nymph  Waterlilies

Claude Monet, Nymph Waterlilies

Source: Portland Art Museum

From the 1860s to the 1920s this large exhibition explores the role of the garden in art from Monet, Cezanne, Pissarro, Manet, Kandinsky, Van Gogh and Matisse amongst other modern masters.

When 30 January — 20 April

Where The Royal Academy of The Arts, London

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