Hard But Used: Gender, Sexuality and Drawing

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Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper) was at the Institute of Contemporary Art, June 19 to September 8, 2013

This show could have been curated with my own tastes and interests in mind, and yet it suffers from a problem that often plagues ICA exhibitions: painful over-ambition. According to the ‘blurb’, it “explores how artists since the 1940s have used drawing to address ideas critical and current to their time, ranging from the politics of gender and sexuality to feminist issues, war, censorship and race”. An epic survey, except that it’s eight artists in three and a half rooms! But still, there’s much to enjoy.

Read the rest of this review for free on http://www.artcritical.com at http://www.artcritical.com/2013/11/14/jonathan-r-jones-on-keep-your-timber-limber

Image: Cary Kwok, Blind Date Buffet, 2008. Ballpoint on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

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About Jonathan R Jones

Writing on art, interiors, food and lifestyle at jonathanrjones.wordpress.com

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