Artists and curators taking part in Drawing Room's exhibition programme are invited to compile ‘reading lists’ that inform and expand the themes explored in their work.  This list has been compiled for A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings a group exhibition that celebrates the sustained power of drawing in the digital age, presented jointly by Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford. Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study.

Title Author Year Selected by ISBN URL Buy
One Day Pina Asked [Film] Directed by Chantal Akerman Milano Chow Link Amazon
Safe [Film] Directed By Todd Haynes Milano Chow Link Amazon
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Karl Haendel Link Amazon
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China Evan Osnos Karl Haendel Link Amazon
(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump Jonathan Weisman Karl Haendel Link Amazon
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert Karl Haendel Link Amazon
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets Svetlana Alexievich Karl Haendel Link Amazon
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead Karl Haendel Link Amazon
Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason * David Harvey Karl Haendel Link Amazon
A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System T.R. Reid Karl Haendel Link Amazon
Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image * Edited by Antony Griselda Pollock and Mieke Bal David Haines Link Amazon
Interdisciplinary Encounters: Hidden and Visible Explorations of the Work of Adrian Rifkin * Dana Arnold David Haines Link Amazon
Letters to a Young Poet Rainer Maria Rilke David Haines Link Amazon
Masters of Reality * Steve Rushton David Haines Link Amazon
Our Lady of the Flowers Jean Genet David Haines Link Amazon
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety Alan Watts David Haines Link Amazon
Thinking through Painting: Reflexivity and Agency Beyond the Canvas By Peter Geimer et al. David Haines Link Amazon
Does Writing Have a Future? * Villem Flusser David Musgrave Link Amazon
Drone Theory * Gregoire Chamayou David Musgrave Link Amazon
The King Donald Bartheleme David Musgrave Link Amazon
Kitchen Table Translation Edited by Madhu Kaza Wura Natasha Ogunji Link Amazon
Swallow the Fish Gabrielle Civil Wura Natasha Ogunji Link Amazon
The Paper Camera Youmna Chlala Wura Natasha Ogunji Amazon
Unexplained Presence * Tisa Bryant Wura Natasha Ogunji Link Amazon
The Colour of Pomegranates [Film] Directed By Sergei Parajanov Wura Natasha Ogunji Link Amazon
Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art * Susan Rosenberg ruby onyinyechi amanze Link Amazon
The Poetics of Space * Gaston Bachelard ruby onyinyechi amanze Link Amazon
Marlene Dumas: Sweet Nothings, Notes and Texts, 1982-2014 * Edited by Mariska Van Den Berg ruby onyinyechi amanze Link Amazon
A book of Migrations Rebecca Solnit Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Invisible Cities Italo Calvino Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe Kapka Kassabova Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Istanbul Orhan Pamuk Pamuk Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Wind, Sand and Stars Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
The Atlas William T. Vollman Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems Jen Bervin et al. Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox Victoria Finlay Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Flights Olga Tokarczuk Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
The Pursuit of Power 1815-1914 Richard J. Evans Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
I am David Ann Holm Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Heidi Johanna Spyri Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Dont log off [Radio podcast] BBC Radio 4, 2012-present By Alan Dein Kathy Prendergast Amazon
Crossing Continents [Radio podcast] BBC Radio 4, 2007-present Kathy Prendergast Amazon
Marketa Lazarová [Film] Directed by Frantisek Vlácil Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
The Lives of Others [Film] Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Pilgrims [Artists’ book] Markéta Luskačová Kathy Prendergast Link Amazon
Media Crisis Peter Watkins Massinissa Selmani Link Amazon
L'âne mort Chawki Amari Massinissa Selmani Amazon
L'effacement Samir Toumi Massinissa Selmani Amazon
Le plus petit zoo du monde Thomas Gunzig Massinissa Selmani Link Amazon
Louise Michel en Algérie Clotilde Chauvin Massinissa Selmani Link Amazon
Pour un nouvel art politique Dominique Baqué Massinissa Selmani Link Amazon
The war game [Television drama] BBC, 1965 Directed by Peter Watkins Massinissa Selmani Link Amazon
Blow out [Film] Directed by Brian De Plama Massinissa Selmani Link Amazon
Mollement un samedi matin [Film] Directed by Sofia Djama Massinissa Selmani Amazon
The Reading Lesson [Film] Directed by Johan Van der Keuken Massinissa Selmani Amazon
The Waves Virginia Woolf Lucy Skaer Link Amazon
Daybook: The Journal of an Artist * Anne Truitt Lucy Skaer Link Amazon
The Animal Side * Jean Christophe Bailly Lucy Skaer Link Amazon

Titles marked with an asterix * are held in the Outset Study library