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 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 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.
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.