Kunst - kvalitet og validering

Louise Victoria Hagedorn Tonnesen, Anton Elias Holt & Jesper Thorn

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The purpose of this project is to investigate how art come to be validated in terms of recognition from the external world, and to shed a light on the question of where in the relationship between artist, art-object, viewer and culture the quality of art must exist in order to facilitate this recognition. Our approach will be based on different theoretical perspectives that conceive the concept of art in different ways.

In the preliminary part we present our chosen theories which include the analytical psychologist Carl Jung as partially interpreted by Sylvester Wojtkowski, the cognitive psychologist Howard W. Gardner, the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, artist and art theoretician Wassily Kandinsky, the writer Leo Tolstoy and lastly the Greek philosopher Aristotle as interpreted by Eva Berczeller. We also present our empirical data which consist of a semistructured interview, with the curator and Head of Acquisitions from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Anders Kold.

The second part of the project contains an analysis in which we compare the theories to the empirical data in order to further our understanding of the validation process.

In the third part we discuss the findings of our analysis and explore how our approach has been able to uncover our question. We also reflect on the choice of method and discuss how alternative approaches could have added to our understanding of the subject.

Lastly, we conclude that all the elements; artist, art-object, viewer and culture, play different roles in the process of validation. However, depending on theoretical perspective different elements would have to be prioritized.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato20 maj 2019
VejledereBettina Christel Hjortholt


  • Kunst
  • validering
  • Psykologi