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A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings – An Intriguing exhibition


Known internationally since 1965 for their original and ambitious projects and as one of the UK’s most prominent contemporary art galleries, Modern Art Oxford together with Drawing Room are presenting the temporary group exhibition, A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings. Running from June 16th – September 9th the exhibition celebrates and delves into the power that traditional drawing still holds in the age of mass media, an era that has left many of us digitally exhausted. A Slice through the World exhibits the work of 14 international artists who are committed to the materiality of paper and pencil, making clear their interest into different historic drawing approaches and techniques and magnificently showcasing their incredible skill and detail that they are able to achieve through these ‘humble’ resources.

The drawings engage with both physical and digital forms of research, from photography and print journalism to architectural and environmental studies. The exhibition builds visitors with a real appreciation for the resilience of drawing, and its ability to respond to contemporary questions of dialogue and representation. These traditional pieces help us in taking a step back from the sometimes relentless and very much distracting digital age, to slow down and reconsider how we look at the world around us. The works in this exhibition concentrate on the drawing’s ability to convey the complexities of both past and present.

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