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collective of 19 authors

Vladimir Vitalievitch ABAKOUMOV Director of the Museum of Outsider Art in Moscow

Andreï Vadimovitch AZOV Professor, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, titular of the chair of philosophy at the K. Ushinsky Pedagogical University, Iaroslavl.

Tatiana Vladimirovna BACHAEVA Doctor of Psychological Sciences P. Demidov State University, Iaroslavl

Ksenia Georgievna BOGUEMSKAYA Doctor of Sciences, art critic, leading research fellow at the State Institute of Art Studies.

Alain BOUILLET Professor in educational sciences at the University of Montpellier 3, member of the board of L’Aracine and author of numerous writings on Art brut.

Roger CARDINAL Writer and independent researcher, former Professor in comparative literature and art history at the University of Kent, England, an expert on Art brut, modern poetry and Surrealism, inventor of the concept of Outsider Art.

Bernard CHEROT Philosophy teacher, President of L’Aracine.

Vladimir Ivanovitch CHESTAKOV Psychiatrist from Iaroslavl who worked at the Afonino Psychiatric Hospital between 1979 and 1998.

Laurent DANCHIN Former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, agrégé in modern French literature, art critic and teacher, expert on Art brut and Singular Art, and French correspondent of the magazine Raw Vision.

Igor Viatcheslavovitch GAVRILOV Executive director and artistic manager of the Jazz Centre in Iaroslavl. Retired mathematics teacher.

Vladimir Viatcheslavovitch GAVRILOV Doctor in Iaroslavl.

Patricia JANODY Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and writer. International College of Philosophy.

Madeleine LOMMEL President of L’Aracine. She died in April 2009.

Alexandre Sergeevitch MIGOUNOV Professor, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, titular of the chair of aesthetics in the philosophy faculty at the Lomonossov University of Moscow (MGU).

Dominique de MISCAULT Artist.

Lucienne PEIRY Director of the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne.

Guy ROUX Psychiatrist, Honory President of the S.I.P.E., author of numerous writings.

Gérard SENDREY President and Founder in Bègles of the Site “Création Franche“.

Anna Nikolaevna YARKINA Art historian, Deputy Director of the Museum of Outsider Art in Moscow.

Artistic direction of the work Alain Escudier Graphic Designer and photographer author of many books