The Pleasure of Slowness
Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is pleased to present The Pleasure of Slowness, an exhibition featuring works by some of today’s most engaging artists, both emerging and established. The works range from video and photograph to sculpture, installation, and assemblage.
‘‘Why has the pleasure of slowness disappeared?”
Milan Kundera posed this question in his novel Slowness. The exhibition presents explorations of this question through the creative practice of this selected group of artists. The works bring our attention to creative time, its inclusion and effect on process and completion. These artworks, once past the concept stage, conclusively exist at every stage from fabrication to viewer, and often the two phases intertwine. At times, this process takes place in the studio; in other instances, this occurs in the exhibition space on view while the work is in mutation, going through various stages toward a finishing point.
Our experience of these works can be passive, proactive, or both. Viewing is, at times, a slow progression as our endurance is tested while we stand witness to a performance, installation, or a singular oeuvre. The time it takes to create these works is deliberate, remaining forever a part of the process and a part of the work.