Click here to download

Use and Abuse of Trauma in Outsider Art
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA 
Author/s: Sara Ugolini 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  8 Pg. 125-132 FullText PDF:  157 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2019-002007
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 


No other creative field sees, as in the Art Brut case, such a stainless bond between the production and the traumatic state of the author. This element and its storytelling show up every time a piece of Art Brut is exposed, inserted in a text or sold. Does the resort to the trauma, and by extension to the biography, fills the gaps of a critic method? Does it aims to create an emotional impact and it indulges an exposure need? Moving among those questions and bringing into play specialists from different disciplines, such as psychoanalysis, the presence of trauma is enriched of further meanings and it arises as the real triggering factor for creativity and the reason of the art public’s identification.
Keywords: Art Brut, Outsider Art, biography, trauma, art reception.

  1. Lombardi S. (2012). Prefazione al catalogo a cura di Peiry L. Collection de l’Art Brut Lausanne. Paris: Skira Flammarion.
  2. Peiry L. (a cura di) (2012). Collection de l’Art Brut Lausanne. Paris: Skira Flammarion.
  3. Azimi R. (2014). La folie de l’Art Brut. Paris: Séguier.
  4. Cardinal R. (1994). Toward an Outsider Aesthetic. In: Hall M.D., Metcalf E.W. (eds.). The Artist Outsider. Creativity and the Boundaries of Culture. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  5. Dal Lago A., Giordano S. (2008). Fuori cornice: l’arte oltre l’arte. Torino: Einaudi.
  6. Ferrari S., Tosatti B. (a cura di) (2015). Inquietudine delle intelligenze. Contributi e riflessioni sull’Arte Irregolare. I Quaderni di PsicoArt, vol. 6.
  7. Fine G.A. (2004). Everyday Genius. Self-Taught Art and the Culture of Authenticity. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  8. Hall M.D., Metcalf E.W. (eds.) (1994). The Artist Outsider. Creativity and the Boundaries of Culture. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  9. Tosatti B. (2015). Mettere le cose in chiaro. Progetto per un libro. In: Ferrari S., Tosatti B. (a cura di). Inquietudine delle intelligenze. Contributi e riflessioni sull’Arte Irregolare. I Quaderni di PsicoArt, vol. 6.
  10. https://livinginartbrut.com/index.php/en/living-in-art-brut/concept-living-in-art-brut.
  11. https://www.artprice.com/artmarketinsight/outsider-art-an-uninhibited-market.

Sara Ugolini, Use and Abuse of Trauma in Outsider Art in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 2/2019, pp. 125-132, DOI:10.3280/PSP2019-002007

   

FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content