Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action

The word ‘Kupferstichkabinett’ comes from the German expression meaning a  museum’s unique collection of prints and drawings.

‘Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action’ looks at role of drawing in current practice. Kupferstichkabinett has more than two hundred works on paper by a selection of the most important artists working today.

This selection of drawings and prints traces a range of subjects, including: ‘Ideas Generation’, where artists use the immediacy of drawing as a means to prepare and refine a concept; ‘Systems, Architectonics and Abstraction’, in which predetermined rules, structures and methods govern the form of the image; ‘Expressions of Anatomy’, where intimate portrayals of the figure assume a central position; ‘Graphic Narratives / Surreal Legacies’, featuring imagery from the fantastically bizarre to the comically illustrative; and ‘Historia’, which examines how drawing has been used to question the role of photography in the mediation and construction of historical memory.


Anselm Kiefer, Antony Gormley, Bruce Nauman, Damien Hirst, Gabriel Orozco, Gary Hume, Georg Baselitz, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Julie Mehretu, Luc Tuymans, Lucian Freud, Miroslaw Balka, Mona Hatoum, Rachel Whiteread, Raqib Shaw, Tracey Emin



Duration 08 July 2010 - 28 August 2010
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Venue White Cube (Hoxton Square)
Address 48 Hoxton Square London N1 6PB, ,
Contact 020 7930 5373 / / www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/Kupferstichkabinett/

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