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Letters to Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling Ah Susan Whoosh 1981 Private Collection, London © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019

Join artists and critics as they reflect on Frank Bowling’s work

Frank Bowling’s career has involved a deep engagement with different forms of writing. He has published important articles on the relationship between race and art, and he enjoyed a vital correspondence with influential critics such as Clement Greenberg. This special event sees contemporary artists and writers offer their own ‘letters’ to Bowling, reflecting on how his work has shaped their own practices.

Contributors include the artist Phoebe Boswell, the artist and curator Marlene Smith, and the critics Matthew Collings and Rianna Jade Parker. The discussion will be chaired by Richard Martin, Curator of Public Programmes at Tate.

This event has been provided by Tate Foundation on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD.

Tate Britain

The Clore Auditorium

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

26 June 2019 at 18.30–20.00



Talk only


Same-day exhibition entry (10.00-18.00) followed by the talk at 18.30

Concessions available

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