The British Museum has co-curated an exhibition with partner museums from around the UK for the first time, to display and then tour contemporary artworks from its prints and drawings collections.
The exhibition will illustrate how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas, pushing the medium in new directions. It will highlight the breadth and quality of the museum’s collection of modern art, as well as its global scope.
The exhibition of 56 works will showcase the astonishing diversity of contemporary drawing over the last 50 years, with graphic work by artists such as David Hockney, Rachel Whiteread, Sol LeWitt, Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry, as well as exciting works by emerging artists like Hamid Sulaiman and Rachel Duckhouse. Many of these pieces will be on public display for the first time, including work by Gwen Hardie, Jonathan Callan and Jan Vanriet.