Posts Tagged “SFMOMAslow”

SLOW ART REDUX: Emily Jain Wilson

05.24.2013  |  By
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“We’ll look at five works for ten minutes each,” I said after my group assembled in the Koret Visitor Education Center for SFMOMA’s version of Slow Art Day. “Please don’t read the placards. I prefer you not take notes. The works’ identity won’t be revealed until the follow-up discussion here in the ce... More

A Short Reflection on Slow Art Day

05.10.2013  |  By
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On Saturday, April 27, for SFMOMA’s Slow Art Day, I led a small but insightful group of viewers through the permanent collection, including parts of the Logan Collection that are currently on display in a show titled Don’t Be Shy, Don’t Hold Back. I’m an experienced art viewer, but the method of slowly looking in silence revealed things that surprised even me.

The premise for the day was to experience five pieces of art in uninterrupted silence for ten minutes apiece. However, I slightly augmented our proposed requirements by having our... More

@SFMOMA Twitter Hijack for #SFMOMAslow: Tina Takemoto on Glenn Ligon

04.27.2013  |  By
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In celebration of Slow Art Day, we invited four special guests to commandeer SFMOMA’s Twitter account for 30 minutes of live tweeting from the galleries. Artist, writer, theorist Tina Takemoto closed out our week with a slow close look at Glenn Ligon’s White #13. Check out the rest of our hijack transcripts here.

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@SFMOMA Twitter Hijack for #SFMOMAslow: Will Brown on Francis Picabia

04.26.2013  |  By
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In celebration of Slow Art Day, we’ve invited four special guests to commandeer SFMOMA’s Twitter account for 30 minutes of live tweeting from the galleries. This afternoon’s team of hijackers: Will Brown, a collaborative project based in a storefront space in San Francisco’s Mission district. Will Brown is Lindsey White, Jordan Stein, and David Kasprzak. Their slow-looking session on Francis Picabia’s L’Homme aux gants (Man with Gloves) included responses from visitors in the gallery, as well as from an open call o... More

@SFMOMA Twitter Hijack for #SFMOMAslow: Guillermo Gómez-Peña on Diego Rivera

04.26.2013  |  By
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In celebration of Slow Art Day, we’ve invited four special guests to commandeer SFMOMA’s Twitter account for 30 minutes of live tweeting from the galleries. Here’s the transcript from yesterday’s hijacker — the legendary Guillermo Gómez Peña.

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@SFMOMA Twitter Hijack for #SFMOMAslow: Gay Outlaw on Trisha Donnelly

04.25.2013  |  By
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In celebration of Slow Art Day, we’ve invited four special guests to commandeer SFMOMA’s Twitter account for 30 minutes of live tweeting from the galleries. Yesterday artist Gay Outlaw took the reins to talk about Trisha Donnelly — enjoy the transcript!

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Giving Full Attention to a Film without Pictures

04.22.2013  |  By
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Duane Deterville is one of our three art-and-conversation hosts for SLOW ART DAY, April 27.

I oftentimes look at artwork that seems to evoke a sound. Music, dialogue, or other implied sounds. A few pieces that I’ve viewed at SFMOMA over the last few years that play sounds in my head are David Hammons’s Basketball Drawing, James Weeks’s Two Musicians, and Raymond Saunders’s piece titled Bird/Charlie Parker. Bouncing a basketball on the street and subsequently bouncing the same basketball on a large sheet of paper was t... More

Slow Art Day: @SFMOMA Twitter Hijack

04.22.2013  |  By
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Social media has as ubiquitous a presence in the galleries of museums as it does anywhere — come to SFMOMA on any given day and you’ll see people smiling for Facebook pics next to iconic artworks, while others stand still, compulsively tweeting their every thought. In a world of quick status updates and Instagram posts, is it possible to put the brakes on the accelerating, careening car that is social media and get people to really think?

In collaboration with the people over at Slow Art Day, we’re running a set of slow-looking expe... More

Slow-looking at Winogrand

04.19.2013  |  By
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Tess Thackara is one of our three art-and-conversation hosts for SLOW ART DAY, April 27.

Wandering through the Garry Winogrand exhibit last week, I lingered on several photos longer than the rest because they seemed to give fragments of rich, unresolved narratives; because I could place myself squarely within them, whether in terms of reality or a... More

Emily Jain Wilson, EYE POWER

04.15.2013  |  By
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Artist Emily Jain Wilson is one of our three art-and-conversation hosts for SLOW ART DAY, April 27.

In his anecdote “That Bowling Alley on the Tiber” from the collection of the same name, Michelangelo Antonioni reveals, “When I don’t know what to do, I start looking at things.” Master of the long, slow gaze, Antonioni ... More

A slinky, waterworks, and some wires

04.12.2013  |  By

Over at our crowd-sourced Tumblr project we are running a new experiment related to Slow Art Day, asking our fast-moving internet audience to slow down and spend ten uninterrupted minutes looking at something, anything, and write about it. The submissions over there are a lot of fun, and we’ll share some of them here too. We’d love to see what you might do. Submit!

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SFMOMA **s l o w** – Can you do it?

04.02.2013  |  By
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Can you look at a single work of art for ten minutes? Straight?

In collaboration with international grass-roots organization Slow Art Day, SFMOMA and Open Space have a challenge for you: devote ten uninterrupted minutes to looking at a single work of art slowly.

On Saturday, April 27th, museums and galleries all over the world are participating in the event, and we are too: Open Space regulars Tess Thackara and Duane Deterville, and writer and artist Emily Wilson, will each host a round of slow-looking in the galleries — three to five works o... More