Emma Dexter is Senior Curator at Tate Modern in London. She was co-curator of the exhibition Cruel and Tender: The Real in the Twentieth Century Photograph. Other recent shows include a retrospective of Luc Tuymans, Pin Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing, and a special installation by Bruce Nauman in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall as part of the museum's ongoing Unilever Series.
'big, sexy, gorgeously produced - there are many examples of drawing's special faculty to act as a conduit of individuality. - a great introduction to 109 new worlds made intimate through the innate qualities of drawing.' Adam Dant, artist, RA magazine (Royal Academy of Arts magazine), Autumn 2005 'handsomely produced ... Many radical experiments in modern art occurred first in drawings. The efficiency of drawing for expressing thought and feeling, combined with the simplicity and cheapness of materials, make it attractive to the itinerant, the impoverished and the introspective, in other words to many contemporary artists. ... the quality of the work is extraordinarily high' Robert Malbert, Times Literary Supplement, 9 June 2006