Cancelled Tate Britain Talk

Olivia Laing with Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans, ‘Concorde L449-15A’ 1997
Wolfgang Tillmans, Concorde L449-15A 1997. Tate. © Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Join award-winning writer Olivia Laing to discuss her new book

Olivia Laing is one of the Britain’s leading writers and critics. This event marks the publication of Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, a new collection of Laing’s essays on artists, writers and musicians. Joining her in discussion is the celebrated photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, with the conversation chaired by writer and editor Jennifer Higgie.

The talk will be followed by a book signing.

In association with Picador.


Jennifer Higgie

Jennifer Higgie is editor-at-large of frieze. She is the host of frieze’s first podcast, Bow Down: Women in Art History. Her book The Mirror and the Palette is forthcoming from Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing is a writer and critic. She’s the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City, Her real-time novel Crudo was a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 100th James Tait Black Prize. She writes for The Guardian, New Statesman and frieze, and in 2018 was awarded a Windham-Campbell Prize in non-fiction.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Born in 1968 in Remscheid, Germany, Wolfgang Tillmans is regarded as one of the most influential figures working within photography today. Since the early 1990s Tillmans has been challenging the potentiality of making pictures. Tillmans has had prominent solo exhibitions at numerous international institutions since the early 1990s. A major retrospective of the artist’s work will be held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2021.

Tate Britain

The Clore Auditorium

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

12 May 2020 at 18.30–20.00

More tickets will be released in March

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