It started with food, and has finally reached the world of art. Yes, the global movement of all things slow is happening today, ala Slow Art Day. Of the 101 venues around the world, Axle Contemporary and SITE Santa Fe play host to this celebration where the creative boundaries and lines are blurred between “the people who make art and the people who look at it.” For the Slow Art Day aficionado, your informal mission is simple: look at art slowly, thereby experiencing it fully and in a new way, while appreciating the places that support/house the art (galleries and museums). Formally though, the participation guidelines from the website are just a tad bit more structured: 1) sign-up at a local museum or gallery, 2) pay the admission cost (if any) to attend so you may view five pieces of pre – assigned art, and 3) enjoy lunch while discussing your experience.
For the Santa Fe crowd, you need to RSVP to participate. While trolling around various announcements it appears that the lucky ducks who did RSVP, SITE Santa Fe admission may be free (along with lunch)! The whole event is scheduled to begin at 11AM with art viewing, and lunch to follow at 1PM.
Santa Fe’s event website: http://slowartsite2012.eventbrite.com/
The Slow Art Day website: http://www.slowartday.com/