A drawing report from Day 1 of the resistance movement.
The Gnostics believed that a demiurge, a being violently hostile to all things spiritual, rules the material world. Its control of things is now nearly absolute.
Set to Kanye West’s languorously sublime hip hop gospel track, “Ultralight Beam,” the visuals in Arthur Jafa’s seven-minute film alternate between eruptions of joy and violence.
Louise Belcourt’s work has a remarkable ability to make two-dimensional paintings feel three-dimensional.
The museum should be commended for shining a light on painting, but the show feels like a missed opportunity.
When going too far is barely enough.