Drawing Rooms

Trends in Contemporary Graphic Art

The medium of drawing has never been so topical. Young artists in particular are once again dedicating themselves exclusively to drawing and consciously setting new accents. The spectrum ranges from the precise, small-format pencil study to diagrams, reportages, and scores, to large, temporary room installations. These new trends in drawing are the focus of the volume “Drawing Rooms”.

The exhibition catalogue on the occasion of the reopening of the Hamburger Kunsthalle provides an in-depth overview of over fifty years of drawing, and hence insight into a medium is today among the “most open and direct genres of the present.”



Martin Assig, Silvia Bächli, Jill Baroff, Georg Baselitz, Lucie Beppler, Hella Berent, Detlef Birgfeld, Bernhard Johannes Blume, Sandra Boeschenstein, KP Brehmer, Karoline Bröckel, John Cage, Hanne Darboven, Jim Dine, Felix Droese, Marcel van Eeden, Friedrich Einhoff, Bea Emsbach, Nadine Fecht, Lili Fischer, Karl Otto Götz, Lothar Götz, Katharina Hinsberg, Candida Höfer, Rebecca Horn, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Carolin Jörg / Michael Fragstein, Margrit Kahl, Károly Keserü, Hubert Kiecol, Konrad Klapheck, Jürgen Klauke, Astrid Köppe, Norbert Kricke, Sol LeWitt, Philip Loersch, Olaf Metzel, Nanne Meyer, Mariella Mosler, Thomas Müller, Bettina Munk, Danica Phelps, Gudrun Piper, Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer, Gerhard Richter, James Rosenquist, Dieter Roth, Ulrich Rückriem, Sebastian Rug, Fred Sandback, Nora Schattauer, Bernard Schultze, Thomas Schütte, K. R. H. Sonderborg, Malte Spohr, German Stegmaier, Gabi Steinhauser, Kai Sudeck, Rosemarie Trockel, Barbara Camilla Tucholski, Jorinde Voigt, Clivia Vorrath, Franz Erhard Walther


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Drawing Rooms

May 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0253-4

22 × 28 cm

168 pages

177 colored and 8 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Hubertus Gaßner, Petra Roettig, Andreas Stolzenburg

Text by
Mechthild Achelwilm, Petra Roettig, Miriam Schoofs

Design by
Peter Nils Dorén, Berlin

Exhibition: “Drawing Rooms. Contemporary graphic arts”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Galerie der Gegenwart Part I: April 30 – October 30, 2016 Part II: November 25, 2016 – May 21, 2017