Olivia Laing

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From Mx Justin Vivian Bond to Andy Warhol: fan artists in New York

BY Olivia Laing | 25 APR 19

For Benjamin Britten, Wolfgang Tillmans and Virginia Woolf, something grows when civilization fails

BY Olivia Laing | 25 FEB 19

A new exhibition in London shows the late painter as a master of colour – even after losing his eyesight

BY Olivia Laing | 21 FEB 19
Fan Letter

‘He wasn’t English, but he was playing an English game, the fag in the Establishment, a light entertainer, undisguised yet somehow unseen, an open secret’

BY Olivia Laing | 23 JAN 19
Culture Digest

Rereading Mark Fisher with the publication of his collected writings; Olivia Laing’s Crudo makes the NYT’s ‘100 Notable Books’

23 NOV 18

There’s a difference between respecting people’s right to tell their own stories and refusing to look at all

BY Olivia Laing | 10 OCT 18

At Frieze London this year's talks explore the role played by autobiography in art and society

20 SEP 18

Indecency surrounds us, we must not look away

BY Olivia Laing | 13 AUG 18

The frieze columnist's first novel is an homage to, and embodiment of, the late, great Kathy Acker

BY Olivia Laing | 22 JUN 18

Derek Jarman, circular time and seed catalogues: Olivia Laing takes the long view

BY Olivia Laing | 20 APR 18

The intertwined imaginations of Anthony Powell and Nicolas Poussin

BY Olivia Laing | 09 FEB 18

Philip Guston's 'Klan' paintings are more relevant than ever

BY Olivia Laing | 15 OCT 17

Reflections, a favourite verse, and a new poem dedicated to one of the English language’s most renowned poets of the past century

BY Pablo Larios | 11 SEP 17

How can art and literature respond to disaster? 

BY Olivia Laing | 29 AUG 17

Conspiracy theories and reparative reading

BY Olivia Laing | 23 APR 17

What are our bodies allowed to perform?

BY Olivia Laing | 10 FEB 17
News

Daniel Culpan wins the 2016 prize for his review of Nicole Eisenman's ‘Al-ugh-ories’ at New Museum, New York

19 OCT 16

What's so great about authenticity?

BY Olivia Laing | 17 OCT 16

Trying to make sense of it all

BY Olivia Laing | 14 AUG 16

The intertwining of life and death in poetry, art and nature

BY Olivia Laing | 07 MAY 16