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Murals in Rijeka as holders of the cultural memory

The article is based on the analysis of the urban and visual culture of the city Rijeka with reference to murals that are the products of the project ’Refaj se’ that were financed by the members of Rijeka’s encyclopedia Fluminensia association. The forms of visual culture are made with a view to awake and to connect the citizens of Rijeka with the important historical, cultural and other aspects of the city itself. The main premise in this paper is the culture of memory and the way the murals represent the agents of memory of the city’s past and present, or the linkage of the history, memory and identity. Also, the urban space, in this case the city of Rijeka, is of great importance as a productive field in developing such visual interventions and new ways of communication. The author analyses the theme as a researcher-observer. Starting from the theoretical approach of visual culture and its influence on the urban space, I will continue onto decoding the symbolism of Rijeka’s murals. Photographic recording, critical interpretation of the data and an interview with the author of murals, Edi Gustin ´The Mask´, are the tools used for decoding the visual components of the artworks being studied.


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Issue No. 265 - Art in Times of Neuroscience: Criticism, Aesthetics and Perspectives / Science in Design / Graffiti
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2016 , volume volume 44 , issue issue 265
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