Contemporary collecting: David Hockney to Cornelia Parker: British Museum, London

25 April - 29 September 2024
Group Exhibitions
A display in the Department of Prints & Drawings at The British Museum features a selection of around 100 prints and drawings, dating from 1960 to today.
Presenting around 100 highlights from this group, the exhibition demonstrates the range and diversity of the works acquired, which include prints by David Hockney, Michael Craig-Martin, Cornelia Parker and Yinka Shonibare CBE as well as drawings by Richard Deacon, Celia Paul and Soheila Sokhanvari. It explores the relationship between the Museum's contemporary and historical collections through works of art inspired by art history, including prints and drawings by Pablo Bronstein, Glenn Brown, Ann-Marie James and Jake Garfield. The selection also shows contemporary artists continuing to engage with political and social issues, through works such as Sarah Ball's anonymous portraits of interned people and Joy Gerrard's Vigil/Protest (Westminster 14th March 2021), an ink drawing depicting a vigil and protest following the murder of Sarah Everard in London in 2021.