I Don’t Get It

On the pleasures on non-critical thinking

Rumaan Alam
Jun 18, 2019 · 4 min read
Illustration by Kyle Griggs

L. and I go to the museum. We inspect and discuss. We wend our way up the ramp of the Guggenheim. You’d think we were mountaineering, delirious from the lack of oxygen. The paintings are installed in chronological order, and Agnes Martin had a long life, so by the time we reach the summit, she’s in her ninth decade, and the paintings have rapturous titles, like “I…