Thinking With Contemporary Art: Re Envisioning Material Movements in Early Childhood Spaces

  • Adrienne Argent
Keywords: early childhood education, contemporary art, materiality, Kimsooja, entanglements, embodiment

Abstract

This article focuses on the unfolding processes and surprising openings that are revealed through engaging with themes produced by contemporary art in early childhood settings. Rather than contemplating objects of art as finished pieces with inherent meanings, this article shows how materials and themes are in a constant state of becoming. Central to the article is the work of Korean artist Kimsooja and the themes generated through her recent exhibit, Unfolding. The author presents a series of reflections about the transformative effect of this artist’s work in clearing away the author’s previously held understandings of how thinking through the work of contemporary artists is done in early childhood spaces. 

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Published
2017-02-21
How to Cite
Argent, A. (2017). Thinking With Contemporary Art: Re Envisioning Material Movements in Early Childhood Spaces. Journal of Childhood Studies, 41(4), 60-67. https://doi.org/10.18357/jcs.v41i4.16719