The Oriental Museum, Durham
29 February – 17 May 2020
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
13 June – 5 September 2020
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
19 September – 29 November 2020
Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
9 December 2020 – 6 March 2021
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Among the oldest forms of human creativity, drawing is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as artists increasingly choose the medium as a means to examine the modern world.
With topics ranging from explorations of gender and political activism to questions of belonging and human sexuality, the exhibition of 56 works will showcase the astonishing diversity of contemporary drawing over the past 50 years.
The exhibition features 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. Each partner venue will also embed works from their own collection into the exhibition while on display, creating a unique new interpretation of Pushing paper at every partner venue.
With the support of the Bridget Riley Art Foundation, the British Museum touring exhibition Pushing paper will go on to travel to four UK venues from February 2020 to March 2021.