Not all experiences of looking are the same. LACMA gallery attendant (and artist/writer) Hylan Booker reminded me of this in his recent Unframed blog post about the museum’s Unveiling Femininity in Indian Painting and Photography exhibit.
Booker travels back in time to imagine what the experience of seeing the artwork would have been like for a Victorian British or Indian male. He considers the role that eroticism and myth might have played in how the art was both seen and made.
Read Hylan’s blog post to think more about the context of looking and visit this exhibit at LACMA to take your own slow look.
– Naomi Kuo, Slow Art Day Intern