Representation of the Memory in the Exhibitions of the Museum of Naive Art


The article deals with the main exhibition projects of the Museum of Naive Art of Yekaterinburg in 2018. In studies aimed at designing the contents of the museum narrative, the creators of the expositions rely on “naive ego-history” as an important source and resource. We reveal the narrative potential of previously excluded forms of artistic reflection of historical processes, sensations of the destinies of the homeland and the people, embodied in artistic images.

Keywords: naive art, oral history, exhibition, text of the artist

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