I am proud to announce that the Textile Museum of Canada has invited me be their host for Slow Art Day 2012. Haven't heard of Slow Art Day? Don't worry, I hadn't either until they asked me to help them out with it...
Slow Art Day is a worldwide event that will take place around lunchtime on April 28th. Guests are invited to pay admission to their local participating museum and take their time looking at four or five pre-selected objects from the museum's current exhibitions. After an hour or so, guests will then gather somewhere for lunch and casually discuss their thoughts about the work. The point is to take some time to unplug, relax, enjoy yourself, and appreciate some glorious examples of art, craft and creative genius from around the world. The point is also to gather and talk about art-- no experience required!
On the 28th, we will be viewing objects from the TMC's current exhibitions: Portable Mosques: The Sacred Space of the Prayer Rug and Perpetual Motion: Material Reuse in the Spirit of Thrift, Utility and Beauty. For more information on these exhibitions, check out the Textile Museum's website. Objects will be announced to registrants within the next week or so.
After viewing the objects, guests will meet on the TMC Mezzanine for lunch and discussion. I was thinking in addition to bringing your own lunch, it would be nice if everyone could bring something edible to share with the group potluck-style, if possible. Also, feel free to bring along any textiles or objects you own that employ reused materials in an interesting way for discussion and admiration.
Preregistration is required-- you can do this here:
Hope to see some of you there! Also, please spread the word!
Image: Indigo Robe from Nigeria (detail), 20th Century