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Slow Art Day
Post #1678 • April 11, 2014, 7:07 AM • 1 Comment
Tomorrow, April 12, is Slow Art Day.
One day each year – April 12 in 2014 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.
In fact, Slow Art Day works best when people look at the art on their own slowly and then meet up to discuss the experience (though some hosts decide to do the discussion right in the gallery).
Artblog.net officially approves.
April 13, 2014, 9:59 PM
Am I the only one who thinks ten minutes is kind of short? I might look at de Kooning's "Excavation" for 10-12 minutes at a time, but I see it at least twice a month. I think you need about twenty minutes to really scratch the surface of great painting, though two minutes might be enough for a Judd.