Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

9781529027655

'Never has a publication been more timely' - Dazed

'A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art' - Telegraph

In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century. Funny Weather brings together a career's worth of Laing's writing about art and culture, examining their roles in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O'Keeffe, interviews Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith, writes love letters to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, and explores loneliness and technology, women and alcohol, sex and the body.

With characteristic originality and compassion, she celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time. We're often told art can't change anything. In Funny Weather, Laing argues that it can.

It changes how we see the world, it exposes inequality, and it offers fertile new ways of living.

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Pan Macmillan

2021

Adult Non Fiction

History and Politics and Arts and Culture

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