I liked Thomas Micchelli’s review of To Be A Lady, a new show in Manhattan, for many reasons including that he begins the article by describing something we in the Slow Art Day movement often experience: it takes a few visits to really see an exhibit.
In his opening paragraphs, he takes pains to go into detail about why the review itself is based on his second visit.
I specify my second visit because my first was preoccupied with the show’s startling scale, ambition and quality.
I also often find that the first visit to an exhibit is preoccupying. It’s hard to see the individual pieces of art.
And this is an especially important consideration with a show like this one, which aims to make visible what’s been too-much hidden from public view: the contribution and impact of many women artists.
The review is worth reading – and the show reviewed is certainly worth seeing slowly at least twice.
For more on the show, which is open until January 2013, click here.
- Phil Terry, Slow Art Day Founder