Are you ready for emotional experimentation? When you enter a museum you usually walk around with the nose up, enjoying with curiosity the atmosphere of the place and watching most of the well known highlights. What would happen if you had to stop in front of an artwork in silence, hear yourself, feel your reactions and keep on observing for other 7 minutes?
WHAT IS SLOW ART DAY?
Slow Art Day is an international event that encourages people to slow down and really enter into the world of art, with calm. More than 160 venues worldwide have joined the movement this year to invite people to explore art with a totally different perspective. In a world that moves fast, technology evolves quickly, relations change here you have the chance to stop time. Viewers become a key point invited to look at only a few artworks, very slowly. It is not a matter of pure “learning”, SLOW ART DAY is motion and emotion, feeling and perception. Maybe not every piece will enthusiasm you, and exactly for this you may hear yourself and ask yourself why, what hits you most, is there any detail you like or which disturbs you. If you examine an artwork closely, with a few set of questions to consider, you will soon learn more about the work just from the visual information that it provides. It does not matter if you know the painter, the history behind the artwork: the viewer becomes involved simply by standing, offering open eyes,heart and mindfulness. Later on, sharing what you have experienced with other people is a curious and interesting exercise.
CHIOSTRO DI OGNISSANTI
TAKE A LOOK AT LOCAL ART!
CENACOLO DI OGNISSANTI
WHERE IS IT HELD IN FLORENCE?
Slow Art Day 2015 in Florence this year will be hosted at CENACOLO DI OGNISSANTI (Ghirlandaio’s LAST SUPPER) and at Palazzo Strozzi. If you are looking for more information about the Tuscan, Italian and international venues pls click here.
How does the SLOW ART VIEWING WORK?
Each participant will visit the Last Supper first on own. The suggested time frame for the slow art viewing is between 09:30 am and 10:30. There will be then time for an art-history presentation on the spot and for emotional elaboration. Slow Art Day consists of two moments:
1) the individual observation of the works of art
2) the group sharing of the experience. Participants are invited to converse in the cloister after the global experience
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone can participate, Florentines, Italians and foreign visitors are welcome! Discussion will be held in Italian/English helped by local multilanguage volunteers. Families with kids are welcome with notebooks, pensils and colors.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
Registration is free of charge, simply sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
WHO ARRANGES THE SLOW ART DAY?
Run by volunteer hosts around the world, Slow Art is a global grassroots movement aimed at helping people see art in a new way.
COST FOR THE SLOW ART DAY EVENT AT CENACOLO OF OGNISSANTI:
Joining the Slow Art Day is free of Charge. Take your festive mood, curiosity, papers, pencils and camera!
ARE YOU ATTENDING ANOTHER SLOW ART EVENT? LET'S EXCHANGE PICS!
We will public soon the link to post pics of the experience, to be exchanged on the official FB page
or on Twitter and Instagram
Info and registration: email@example.com
Cenacolo Ognissanti for Slow Art Day 2015