In collaboration with international grass-roots organization Slow Art Day, SFMOMA has a challenge for you: devote ten uninterrupted minutes to looking at a single work of art slowly. Join SFMOMA Open Space regulars Tess Thackara, Emily Wilson, and Duane Deterville for a round of slow looking on Saturday, April 27: look at and consider five works of art for ten minutes each, followed by conversation and refreshments. Note: please sign up for just one viewing time.
Slow Art viewing times: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
Post-viewing snacks and conversation: Koret Visitor Education Center (2nd floor)
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Organizer: Kara Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator, SFMOMA
Tess Thackara is a writer, editor, and producer. She is a senior editor for Art Practical, a contributor to Open Space, BOMB, Artsy, and Guernica, and works as the social media specialist for the Jay DeFeo Trust. She is the producer of One Plastic Beach, a short documentary film about the artists Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang. Follow her on Twitter @tessthackara.
Emily Jain Wilson grew up in the Bay Area and received a BA in English and an MFA in painting from the University of California at Berkeley. She has been an affiliate at the Headlands Center for the Visual Arts and recently showed her work at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery.
Duane Deterville is a visual artist, writer, and scholar of visual culture. His area of expertise is African and Afri-diasporic visual culture. As the co-founder of Sankofa Cultural Institute, he was the creative director of three symposiums on jazz history and has lectured widely on the topic of jazz and visual culture at galleries, museums, universities, and colleges. Deterville was an invited speaker at SFMOMA's 75th anniversary event “75 Reasons to Live” and is an alumni columnist for the museum's Open Space blog. He is the co-author of Black Artists in Oakland, a visual history published by Arcadia Publishing. Most recently he co-founded the Oakland Maroons Art Collective and is currently one of several cultural theorists working in the Future of Soul Think Tank at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He holds a master's degree in visual and critical studies from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art SLOWLY – and thereby experience art in a new way. You can see more about Slow Art Day and the mission behind it on our website: http://SlowArtDay.com.
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