First there was slow food, then slow journalism and now it’s the turn of slow art…
It’s all part of Slow Art Day, an annual global event with some 200 institutions signed up, including Tate Modern, Ashmolean Museum, Photographer’s Gallery, Ulster Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
“Many people don’t know how to look at and love art and are disconnected from it,” explains Phil Terry, the founder of Slow Art Day. “Visitors to galleries often see art from their iPads or mobile phones and slow art is an antidote to that.
“By slowing down, it helps us to see art in a new way that energises rather than demoralises, it will blow your mind!”