Tourists and Art Sites
Project info

he development of mass cultural tourism has long changed the fruition of art sites, no more empty spaces dedicated to the lonely contemplation of beauty, but places where you participate in a collective ritual. Art sites (museums, archaeological sites, palaces, churches) become the stages where, though it changes the scenography, is staged the same plot in which multicolored dressed people (full of books, audio guides and cameras) alternate gazes full of wonder to expressions tired and bored, and where each visitor is both actor and spectator of a performance that is repeated in every corner of the world. And in the end, works of art of the past and the tourists become an inseparable whole, creating a new and changing art installation that prevails in the original art piece.