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The Pleasure of Slowness    Sep 8 - Oct 8, 2011

Featuring works by Marina Abramoviæ, Walead Beshty, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Christo, Joseph Cornell, Quisqueya Henriquez, Nancy Hwang, Nikki Lee, Elaine Tin Nyo, Roxy Paine, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Miho Suzuki


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.

A reading group will meet every Tuesday at 6 pm for the duration of the show. Join every session or just once. Slowness is a short, slow, pleasurable read.

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