Aboutmima is delighted to announce the exhibition Drawing in Progress a unique collection of some forty post-war American drawings, that from now will form part of its permanent collections. mima has been developing this significant strand of its collection since 2007 in partnership with The Drawing Center, New York and this will be the first time that they have collectively been put on display in the UK. All works have been aquired through the Art Fund International funding initiative that encourages UK museums and galleries to build outstanding collections of international contemporary art. As a result mima has had the opportunity to carefully research and acquire what now stands as one of the finest collections of post war American drawing in the UK.
Artists that have transformed drawing in dynamic ways have been sought out. All highly regarded and influential figures they are noteworthy for moving drawing beyond its historical conventions and parameters, forcing a reassessment of virtually all the criteria under which one might produce, view and discuss drawing.
Robert Breer, James Lee Byars, Nathan Carter, Robert Gober, Michael Heizer, Ellsworth Kelly, Barbara Kruger, Adrian Piper, Fred Sandback, Paul Sharits, Robert Smithson and Al Taylor amongst others.