FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer

10 September – 31 October

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Taking the radical and transgressive drawings of Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) as its starting point, this exhibition explores the body as a site of oppression, liberation and troubling pleasure. It explores the mixed responses to Bellmer's art and ideas through modern and contemporary artists.

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Drawing Room's move in 2022 to a purpose-built gallery in Bermondsey, southeast London, begins an exciting new chapter in our history, with benefits for artists and audiences alike. Find out about these and how your support, through donations and our membership scheme, can help make this move happen.

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Event

FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer closing party

Thu 28 October 2021 : 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Drawing Room invites you to join us in celebrating the close of our current exhibition, FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer, and the end of our tenure at Rodney Place, as we prepare to move into our new, permanent home in Bermondsey. FREE entry, no booking necessary.

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Read the review of our current exhibition, FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer, entitled Body as language, language as body, by Kathryn Lloyd, published by Burlington Contemporary.

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During exhibitions at Drawing Room, we are now accepting visitors without pre-booked appointments. Our opening times are 12-6pm, Wednesday - Sunday, with late openings until 8pm every Thursday. To protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors, supporters and gallery team, we are continuing to...

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Raised by a fascist father in Nazi Germany, the Surrealist artist Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) dedicated his œuvre to a perverse rewriting of the symbolic...

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