For a Russian, a traditional tale is a story heard in childhood that follows him or her forever: through the characters carved in wood at the playground, through the first books, through cartoons, jokes and expressions, dramas and ballets. Russian artists cannot escape a tale.
The folkloric themes, stamped in the collective unconscious, are thus exhibited in broad daylight. Photography, sculpture, painting, but also graffiti, embroidery or drawing, take up these motifs with a fully contemporary immediacy, irony and visual style.
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