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 nineteenth-century stereographs to early silent films to James Turrell and Andy Warhol. This lecture is presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival as part of Fallfest/16: Speed.
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