Above: Hussein Chalayan, “Place to Passage,” 2003.
Below: Aristide Maillol, “La Méditerranée,” 1905–1907.*

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
12 November 2011–9 April 2012

The Art of Deceleration distills a theme that touches a nerve with society. Since the 19th century, the tempo of life has continuously increased up to “rushing stand still” (Paul Virilio). The longing for relaxation and contemplation grows at the same time.

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