David Haines in British Museum touring exhibiton Drawing Attention in Wolverhampton

David Haines in British Museum touring exhibiton Drawing Attention in Wolverhampton

David Haines in British Museum touring exhibiton Drawing Attention in Wolverhampton

The Britsh Museum touring exhibiton Drawing attention: emerging artists in dialogue opens on 10 February at Wolverhampton Arts  Gallery, including work by David Haines.

Drawing attention: emerging artists in dialogue presents some of the most compelling and talented artists working in contemporary drawing, displayed alongside highlights from the British Museum’s print and drawings collection. While the Museum has actively collected contemporary drawings since the 1970s, it is now, for the first time also focusing on emerging artists. The newly acquired works include drawings by some of the youngest artists to be collected by the British Museum. These will be presented alongside works by celebrated artists from Mary Delany, Andy Warhol, Yinka Shonibare and Barbara Hepworth to Édouard Manet and Camille Corot.

In this thought-provoking selection, emerging artists take the medium of drawing in new directions. A wide range of techniques and practices are represented, from drawings using make-up facial wipes by Sin Wai Kin, to a drawing made with chalk collected from the White Cliffs of Dover by Josephine Baker. Artists show how drawing, often considered a quiet or private medium, can also be used to challenge social norms, explore identity, or protest injustice.

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Image: Man Reading Messages (Pawel) (2020)

Publication date: 6 Feb '24