Strange Messenger
The Art of Patti Smith

28 Sep. 2002 - 5 Jan. 2003 Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
28 Mar. 2003 - 5 Jun. 2003 Contemporary Arts Museum. Houston,TX, USA
28 Jul. 2003 - 18 Aug. 2003 Parco Museum, Tokyo, JAPAN
4 Sep. 2003 - 7 Dec. 2003 ICA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
19 Dec. 2003 - 29 Feb. 2004 Haus der Kunst, Munich, GERMANY
20 Mar. 2004 - 16 May 2004 PAC, Palazzo Massari, Ferrara, ITALY
21 Aug. 2004 - 21 Nov. 2004 Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
"Strange Messenger", curated by John Smith, presented works on paper, photographs, original manuscripts and source material from Patti Smith’s work in different media. The focal point of the exhibition was doubtless the series of drawings inspired by the events of September 11 2001. This was the first comprehensive documentation of her ouvre covering more than 30 years. The number of displayed items differed between 50 and more than 100 as more recent material was added notably the "Cross Section" series in Japan.
In some galleries the works of other artists were added to complement the exhibition: Portraits by Judie Lynn, Robert Frank’s video clip "Summer Cannibals", an installation by Ann Demeule-meester based on her collection "Woolgathering" or the original photographs of Franz Gertsch used as the "models" for his portraits.
Poster Munich Haus der Kunst
Invitation Rotterdam
Invitation Pittsburgh
Ann Demeulemeester Woolgathering
Exhibition Catalogue