With good friends, as with great art, our sense of the world is challenged and transformed.
By Megan O’Grady
There’s still very little thought paid to how women are represented — as bodies and as selves.
In the 1960s, abstract painting was a controversial style for Black artists, overshadowed by social realist works. Now, it’s claimed its place as a vital form of expression.
Tove Ditlevsen’s memoirs, collected in “The Copenhagen Trilogy,” are bracing accounts of her childhood, writing career and struggles with addiction.
“Create constancy and continuity for your family,” writes our advice columnist.
On the eve of yet another screen adaptation, Patricia Highsmith’s mordant 1955 tale of calculated self-invention feels as relevant as ever.
Rising through the foliage in the city’s Tiergarten, the Ökohaus townhouse complex is a model for living more freely in an ever-urbanizing world.
By Megan O’Grady and Robert Rieger
For nearly five decades, the artist has blurred the lines between political slogans, poetry and the language of advertising, establishing herself as a serious architect of protest and provocation.
Heji Shin’s striking, discomfiting work poses an important question for the contemporary age: What do we expect art to do, and does the artist have a responsibility to do it?
“These people mire you in your sense of loss just as you are ready to discover what remains to be found,” writes one of our advice columnists.