Minjung Kim (b. 1962), Mountain, 2009, ink on hanji paper. © The Trustees of the British Museum. Reproduced by permission of the artist

UK touring exhibition

Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

Exhibition / -

Tour schedule

The Oriental Museum, Durham
29 February – 17 May 2020

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
19 September – 29 November 2020

Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2 October 2021 – 5 February 2022

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
2 April – 4 June 2022

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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 and into 2021.