5. What slow art is not. To be clear, slow art is not a distant cousin of slow food whatever that catch phrase of lifestyle magazines means. Nor is it simply a reactionary art of the network society. In an age of increasing connectivity and speed, it is tempting to interpret most everything as a reaction to this speed, as a reaction to the cycles of fashion if you like. The anti-fashion of slowness. But this is lazy thinking. The resistance to the speed of urban informational life explains only part of the appeal of slow art.