In Rome, an Apartment Rich in Color and History Opens to the Public

ON A SPRING night in Rome, the filmmaking duo Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine entered Casa Balla, the former house of the early 20th-century artist Giacomo Balla, with flashlights in hand. The U-shaped three-bedroom flat, situated on the fourth ground of a nondescript mid-20th-century constructing, had hardly been touched since…

Nearly 70 Years Later, ‘Invisible Man’ Is Still Inspiring Visual Artists

In 1952, the photographer Gordon Parks labored with Ralph Ellison to translate the author’s novel, “Invisible Man,” revealed earlier that 12 months, right into a collection of photographs for Life journal. One of the images depicts the guide’s anonymous narrator in his retreat beneath town, amid the 1,369 gentle bulbs…

How Can I Hold On To Hope and Humor While Witnessing So Much Suffering?

In T’s recommendation column, Culture Therapist, both Ligaya Mishan or Megan O’Grady solves your issues utilizing artwork. Have a query? Need some consolation? Email us at [email protected] Dear Culture Therapist, I’m an intensive care nurse residing in a big American metropolis and working at a hospital with a powerful union.…

Surreal Encounters in Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’

This essay is a part of T’s Book Club, a collection of articles and occasions devoted to traditional works of American literature. Click right here to R.S.V.P. to a digital dialog about “Invisible Man,” to be led by Adam Bradley and held on June 17. I first noticed Ralph Ellison…

An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making

Among the low, tile-roofed wood homes of the historic Nara-machi neighborhood of the metropolis of Nara, a calligraphy brush as huge as a brush marks the gate to Chiyomi Tanaka’s store. I observe a stone path down the flower-lined alleyway and duck beneath a mustard-colored noren curtain and into her…

Anne Imhof’s Unnerving Hall of Mirrors

While in Italy final yr to put in her multimedia work “Sex” (2021) on the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the German artist Anne Imhof got here throughout an deserted seven-floor workplace advanced, constructed within the 1970s, within the Parella neighborhood of Turin. She was captivated by the…

In Compton, a School That Paved the Way for Generations of Black Artists

In Compton, Calif., in the late 1960s and early ’70s, public college college students sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” after the nationwide anthem at the begin of lessons every day. It was a Black metropolis. Following the Watts Rebellion — the uprisings that happened in August 1965 in the…

The Benefits of Ordering Dinner From Instagram

Last September, the chef Jennifer Kim did one thing that will have been unthinkable a 12 months prior: Faced with the chance of an ongoing shutdown as instances of Covid-19 rose in Chicago, and the chance of her employees getting sick, she closed the doorways of Passerotto, the profitable Italian-inflected…

One of Roxane Gay’s Go-To Recipes

“I’ve gone full L.A.,” Roxane Gay just lately instructed T, by which she meant she’s gotten into juices and cleanses and “going to the farmers’ market and getting super-fresh produce.” The 46-year-old media multihyphenate — she’s an creator, a columnist, a movie and TV author and a podcaster — has…