Publikums oplevelse af kunstværker

Joakim Sass Züger Andersen & Oliver Søgaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The study aims to describe user experience at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art using theories of aesthetics and experience as proposed by Rubin (1914), Dewey (1934) and Kyndrup (2008). In terms of spatial context, the study limits itself to the Jorn Room, situated in the northern wing of the museum, more specifically the painting “The Situation of the Central Figure”. Using experiments of perceptual recollection, users are asked to describe their experience in drawing by their memory of the paintings most memorable features. The experiments show a greatly varied nature of the volunteers pictorial representation, while the nature of their experience retain similarities when described in language. This suggests a usefulness in typological schemata of experiences, but less so in their corresponding expressions through drawing. In terms of recollection of artworks through drawing, a strengthened relation to the artwork is noted by volunteers, even though said relation is proposed in a variety of types of experiences. The study concludes that further research is needed in regards to the structure of aesthetic experiences, and that such research should be of a qualitative nature in order to describe the richness of human experience. However, typological schematizing has shown to be valuable in terms of separating characteristics of different forms of experience, and to act as a foundation for qualitative research in the experience of arts.

UddannelserPerformance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 jun. 2016
VejledereBjørn Laursen


  • Kunst
  • Kyndrup
  • Dewey
  • Louisiana
  • Æstetik
  • Oplevelse