January 7, 2011
How and why might stillness become a disruption?
This international juried exhibition seeks work in all media embodying the concept of stillness.
While many artists align themselves with the frenetic culture that permeates our networked society, a growing number of artists challenge their audience to avoid the trap of speed. They believe in the power of contemplation, of making art that requires its audience to devote significant amounts of time in order to mindfully watch and listen — activities that disrupt contemporary life. What happens when we pause? How and why does this simple, universal act make those who do not engage in this activity uncomfortable?
In providing an interdisciplinary forum for the exploration of these ideas, we will begin to investigate art’s place in the burgeoning “Slow” movement.
Closing reception: January 28th from 6 - 9 pm
Closing Reception Performances:
Open during exhibitions Monday through Friday: 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday: 12 - 5 pm. Closed Sundays and Holidays. Free Admission, Handicapped Accessible.
The gallery will be closed for private events from 12 - 5 pm on October 24 and October 31, 2014.
UM School of Art & Design, 1st Floor
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069