Slow Art Day at the Museum of Modern Art
For the second time, the Museum of Modern Art joins the countrywide “ Slow Art Day” initiative. This year the meeting will be centered at five selected works from the current exhibition by Andrzej Wróblewski.
How much time does it take to contemplate one work of art at the museum? According to the researchers, the average time is 8 seconds. Is a museum visit in fact a marathon, during which we wish to see all the objects available at the expositions?
The museums are here to inspire, not to exhaust – this is why we propose a “Slow Art Day”. For an hour we will take a close look at five selected works, and we will take it slow. We will think on what exactly we can see and what kind of emotions the art works inspire. There will be guides standing in front of each art work, whose role will be to assist our slow art contemplation process. They will also try to inspire the viewers to reflect on what they can see. After an hour the participants will go to a previously indicated place to discuss their impressions.
It is our intention to show that the art can be seen in a conscious and insightful way, with no fear of lacking the necessary preparation. We will convince our guests that each object has its own story to tell, a story that we can all discover for ourselves.
The works of Andrzej Wróblewski selected for this year’s edition of the “Slow Art Day” are as follows
"Painting About The Horrors Of War", 1948
"Executed Man (Execution With A Gestapo Man)” 1949
"Blue Chauffeur", 1948
"Waiting Room I (The Queue Continues)", 1956
"Married Couple II"