Welcome to a public conversation about art, play and creativity with Staffan Ling, longtime TV-host for children's programs in SVT, Pernilla Frid art educator Kalmar Art Museum and Karin Jonsson art educator Bildmuseet. About how children and their play break norms for how we approach art in exhibitions. The conversation is led by Anders Jansson, museum curator, Bildmuseet. Free entrance with a limited number of places. Language: Swedish.
Staffan Ling was employed by Sweden's television in Umeå in the years 1971–1987 – the most dynamic and creative phase of Swedish children's television. Together with Bengt Andersson, he created the children's program Sant och Sånt, which began airing in 1972. The well-known duo Staffan and Bengt reappeared, among other things, in Christmas holiday programs and Christmas calendars and guest starred in the film Sällskapsresan 2.
The TV Trampoline / From Children’s Television to Contemporary Art and Literature
The point of departure of the exhibition The TV Trampoline is children’s television during the period 1965–1985. Artists and authors have created new works inspired by television series such as Gena the Crocodile, Sesame Street, Our Little Sandman, and Professor Balthazar. These programmes have been the springboard, or trampoline, for each artist’s and author’s own memories and reflections. Their interpretations touch on topics such as how children’s television links to issues of memory, citizenship, education, and political movements.
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