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Fear of the Dark and Taming the World – The Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Cultural Taboos

Author(s): Ewa Kokot
Subject(s): Education, Visual Arts, Culture and social structure
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: visual art; art for children; artistic education
Summary/Abstract: The paper is devoted to „Biennial of Art for Children”, which in 2011 included an exhibitions entitled „Fear of the Dark” and „Taming the World” held in Katowice. The exhibitions were organised by Krystyna Bochenek Culture Centre in Katowice, the facility opened on the 1st of July 2010. Among the members of the middle and the young generations, children were involved. The projects aimed at targeting contemporary art at the particular spectator – a child. The exhibitions gathered eight contemporary Polish artists: Basia Bańda (born 1982), Bartek Buczek (born 1987), Marek Kuś (born 1962), Piotr Lutyński (born 1962), Erwina Ziomkowska (born 1983), Karolina Żyniewicz (born 1984), and Michał Smandek (born 1981). Moreover, the art educators who work with the youngest artists in various cultural institutions and associations were also invited to participate in the projects. Finally, the project’s assumption was to use diverse artistic spaces, including the urban ones.

  • Page Range: 199-210
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish