Live Art for Kids
Live Art for Kids 1, February 2014, Nikolaj Art Hall, Copenhagen.
Live Art for Kids 2, August-October 2015, ARKEN Museum of Art, Ishøj.
Live Art for Kids 3, October 2016, NORDKRAFT Culture center, Aalborg
What is Live Art for Children?
“Children are natural explorers of the everyday, and that is what live art does too (…) live art initiatives that involve children as co-creators don’t just educate kids, but treat them as co-researchers with as much – perhaps more – to contribute as the adults.” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)
Until now, there were children’s books, children’s theatre and children’s music, but no children’s art. Contemporary art in museums is mostly mediated by non-artist adults. In art museums and schools, children learn how art is made with paint and clay – but never why, which is so much more important!
Live art, presented by the artists themselves, engages the children directly in projects and investigations of the world. Children are born explorers, questioning and investigating everything from the laws of nature to moral codes. Several artists in our festivals seem to identify themselves with this, and create works that invite children to challenge and change real structures and relationships under the pretext of play.