For their third Slow Art Day, B-galleria in Turku, the former capital city of Finland, held a yoga workshop where participants could take a deep breath, stretch their bodies, and look slowly at surrounding works of art.
After the yoga workshop, participants slowly observed B-galleria’s scholarship holder Aino Ojala’s exhibition Seassa / Among, which consisted of ceramic replicas of parts of the skin of the artist and her friends. Studying this work closely obviously made for a unique slow viewing experience.
We look forward to what B-galleria chooses for its art and slow looking design for 2020.
The day started with the yoga session led by yoga instructor Risa Larsen, who focused on gaining new energy and a relaxed body and mind.
Then throughout the day, visitors were encouraged to choose five artworks in the sculpture park, taking the time to observe each slowly.
Finally, in the afternoon, visitors were invited to the “Meditative Action Painting” workshop inspired by the Danish artist Jeppe Hein. Participants filled Tibetan singing bowls with colored water and used a ringer to slowly move around the edge of the bowl to create vibrations. These vibrations then created a work of art by sprinkling colored droplets onto a canvas underneath the bowl.
Elin Magnusson, Head of Education at Wanås Konst, reported that many of the visitors stayed for the entire program.
We look forward to seeing what this site-specific, international contemporary art-focused organization has in store for their 2020 Slow Art Day.