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Paper Cuts – Curating Contemporary Drawings at the British Museum

By 18th November 2020 No Comments

Join exhibition curator Isabel Seligman in conversation with Glynn Vivian Exhibitions Officer Katy Freer as they discuss the current British Museum touring exhibition ‘Pushing Paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now’.

The exhibition is showing at the Glynn Vivian until Sunday 29 November, generously supported by the Bridget Riley Art Foundation.

Isabel Seligman is the Monument Trust Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawing in the Prints and Drawings Department at the British Museum.

Having worked for a number of years curating touring exhibition of drawings as part of the Bridget Riley Art Foundation programme which aimed to encourage artists and students to draw from the collections, Isabel is now focusing on building up the Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary drawings.

‘Pushing Paper’ was the first exhibition to focus on this aspect of the British Museum’s collection, which was shown at the British Museum and Durham Oriental Museum before the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, and will travel on to the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley (12 December 2020 – 6 March 2021) and Pier Arts Centre, Stromness (2021).

Booking details coming soon.