Education, Teenagers, Adults
(Saturday), 12–2 PM, admission free of charge
We invite you to an untypical tour of Wrocław Contemporary Museum and the concert (>>>)
on Slow Art Day 2018.
Over two hours, seven volunteers will present their interpretations of selected artworks, ask questions as well as give answers to questions from the audience, motivate visitors to reflect and try to look for answers on their own.
What is a reproducer of cast shadow? What does Stanisław Dróżdż’s Hourglass on the façade of the museum symbolise? Who dared to steal Claude Monet’s Beach in Pourville? All these questions are intended to show that an exhibit can become a source of inspiration. After 2 PM the visitors and volunteers will be asked to attend a meeting in order to discuss their impressions.
WORKS SELECTED FOR SLOW ART DAY:
— Reproduction of Claude Monet’s painting Beach in Pourville, artist: Guy Slabbinck (level 0).
— Reproduction of Claude Monet’s painting Intérieur, Après dîner (version without characters), artist: Guy Slabbinck (level 0).
— Photograph/archive materials, 10 June 1942, Lidice, artist: Hubert Humka (level 5).
— Photograph/archive materials, 22 July 2011, Utøya, artist: Hubert Humka (level 5).
— The Hourglass (mural on MWW façade) and its variants shown at the exhibition Concept-shapes, artist: Stanisław Dróżdż (level 5).
— Reproducer of Cast Shadow, artist: Jan Chwałczyk (level 0).
— The Disapprover, artist: Wanda Gołkowska (level 0).
Slow Art Day is an initiative focused on presenting artworks displayed in museums all over Poland in a more accessible way. The organisers of the action believe that it is more valuable for the visitor to concentrate on a handful of selected works rather that rush through entire exhibitions, which often feature dozens of objects.
“[…] According to research, visitors to museums spend on average eight seconds in front of each work. It happens so because we feel compelled to look at each and every object inside a museum. As a result, many of us rush through dozens of exhibition rooms without reflecting on what we see and without understanding what we are looking at. The Slow Art movement is an antidote to such passive and wearisome visits.” – reads the organisers’ website.
Slow Art Day is not only about deep reflection on selected works. As part of this year’s edition of the action, we would like to invite you to listen deeply to the sounds of the clarinet and double bass, which will resonate inside the shelter thanks to Mateusz Rybicki and Zbigniew Kozera (more information about the concert >>>).
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