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803 | Slow Art: Looking Long and Hard in the Age of Instant Everything
803 | Slow Art: Looking Long and Hard in the Age of Instant Everything

Photo Credit: Una Laurencic

Sat, Nov 12 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall
111 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $10
  • Public: $12
  • Students and Teachers: $5

On average, Americans spend 6-10 seconds looking at individual artworks—not enough to derive much pleasure or meaning. Drawing on his new book Slow Art, Arden Reed explores artistic practices that both create contemplative social spaces and extend the act of observing. He traces these strategies from 19th-century stereographs to early silent films to James Turrell and Andy Warhol.

This annual lecture recognizes a generous multiyear grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Terra Foundation is dedicated to fostering the exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts in the United States for national and international audiences.

Presenters:

Arden Reed is a professor of English at Pomona College and a scholar of 19th-century French Painting and literature, modernism across the arts, and the relationship between image and text. He has an upcoming book called Slow Art: From Tableaux Vivants to James Turrell.

  • Terra Foundation Lecture Series on American Art