Youth and Art
Tone Kristine Kolbjørnsen, Department of Information
Science and Media Studies,
University of Bergen and Arts Council Norway
‘Children and art’ are looked upon from a number of perspectives.
’Art’ is defined so that it includes any aesthetic or cultural
product oriented toward children and young people, whether
within film, literature, television, music, theatre, dance or
the various new, digital media.
Children’s art experiences
are related to questions of identity, taste and quality, and
explored through empirical studies as well as aesthetic theory.
Moreover, aesthetic artefacts are discussed in the light of
processes of globalisation and commercialisation.
concerning the communication or 'mediation' of professional art to
children and young people and the general conditions for the broadly
conceived field of children and art, as determined not least by
cultural policies, are of interest.
The session welcomes both
papers and posters form individual participants.