Call closed: art project in Cortona On The MoveKaren Mueller
The international photography festival Cortona On The Move (July 13 to October 1) is held in the Tuscan town of Cortona, in the province of Arezzo. Protagonist since 2011 of photographic production on an international scale, the festival is a point of reference for photographers, curators, authors and critics, as well as for the public.
Under the direction of Veronica Nicolardi and the art direction of Paolo Woods, the festival focuses on documentary narrative, applied to contemporary and socially relevant issues. At a time in history when photography is the most universal means of narrating the world we live in, the festival aims to make it accessible and understandable to the general public and turn it into an engine of culture, exchange and growth. Every year, Cortona On The Move carries out research on the evolution of the photographic language and increasingly privileges the production and realization of original and unpublished content.
The project "Warlike Approaches to Tourism: All Inclusive" has its origin in a commission that Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma made to Marina Planas in 2020. The project questions the use or abuse of places that have become major tourist destinations. It is based on work with archive images and raises issues related to historical memory, which is needed to understand current events, the environment and different aspects of feminism. The series allows us to approach the need to rethink history, as understood from a territorial perspective but also from a political, artistic and sociological one.