Six days and counting to Slow Art Day 2022 – Saturday, April 2.
More than 170 galleries, museums, hospitals, and other venues are hosting a celebration of slow looking.
But some may ask: why slow art amidst war?
We have no high-falutin promises to make about the power of art, nor any particular insights about war and how to stop it.
We don’t even know how to use words to describe the terrible wars raging in Ukraine and other parts of the world (remember: there have been ongoing wars in Africa and the Middle East for decades now).
We can, however, point you to some art.
Start with The Financial Times and their survey of four contemporary Ukrainian artists, The Ukrainian artists making work as acts of resistance (article available free), which features Kinder Album (see below), Maria Kulikovska, Nikita Kadan, and Vlada Ralko.
And the one thing we can say is this: Make (and look slowly at) art, not war this Saturday, April 2.
– Phyl and the Slow Art Day team
P.S. If you are hosting Slow Art Day at your museum, gallery, hospital, or other venue, be sure to read our 2021 Annual Report for inspiration and suggestions for designing your slow looking sessions.