Announcing ‘Contemporary Drawing’ book by our associate director Katharine Stout


Contemporary Drawing offers the first comprehensive account of drawing in contemporary art practice from the 1960s to the present day. It investigates the process of transformation that has brought drawing, once considered secondary to painting and sculpture, to the forefront of the modern art world. The work of over 120 international artists of different generations is illustrated and discussed, revealing a myriad of approaches that show how drawing today transcends a fixed set of materials and conventions. Written by Katharine Stout, Drawing Room associate director, this lavishly illustrated introduction to the recent history of the medium provides an informative assessment of how contemporary artists have continually reinvented the form, style, and techniques of drawing.

Drawing Room associate director Katharine Stout  is the Head of Programmes at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London. From 1999 – 2013 she was curator at the Tate, curating several Turner Prize exhibitions in her time there.

– The book launch of Contemporary Drawing will be taking place at Drawing Room on Wednesday 29 October at 7pm. Please RSVP to [email protected].