Article in the New York Times about appreciating art and giving the work the time it needs to truly make an impact on yourself.
The Best way to take in art: Breathe in and slow down
“When you go to the library,” said James O. Pawelski, Director of Education for the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, “you don’t walk along the shelves looking at the spines of the books and on your way out tweet to your friends, ‘I read 100 books today!’” Yet that’s essentially how many people experience a museum. “They see as much of art as you see spines on books,” said Professor Pawelski, who studies connections between positive psychology and the humanities. “You can’t really see a painting as you’re walking by it.”
I Saw the Light: Creation Myths by Camille Henrot
Another Important Contemporary: Interview with Kara Walker
LA Times talks to Kara Walker about her last work at Domino Sugar Factory in New York and her view of the audience. Not much else to say about this other than Kara Walker being a very important contemporary artist to watch.
A Tremendous Effort in Editing: Watchtower of Turkey