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Funny weather : art in an emergency

Olivia Laing (Author)
In this inspiring collection of essays, prize-winning writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters. 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. Laing argues that it can. It changes how we see the world, it exposes inequality, and it offers fertile new ways of living
Print Book, English, 2021
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Picador, London, 2021
353 pages ; 20 cm
9781529027655, 1529027659
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