About the Invisible Cities

INVISIBLE CITIES is a novel published by Italo Calvino in 1972. His remarkable prose poems tell of 55 cities supposedly visited by Marco Polo, as described to Kublai Khan. Each city is described as a fanciful parable; an existential meditation. It is organized according to 11 categories (5 cities in each) addressing issues such as memory, desire and death.

Over the course of three years, an audio/visual piece was created for each of the Cities (2018-2021). The project was curated by David Graves, who collaborated with an international consortium of more than 30 artists.

For more information about the book, visit here. The entire novel is available online as a PDF.

Visit the Invisible CitiesAbout the Artists

Note: the above illustration was posted without attribution by Mann Rentoy.