The era of contemporary art brought to global society a new understanding of aesthetics. Each new year, the art industry becomes bigger and more sophisticated. Without exaggeration, art has become an essential part of people’s daily life rather than an unattainable luxury of a luxury consumer. Some changes are also visible in the tourism industry. Over the last couple of years, new generations of tourists coined the term “art tourism,” which basically means traveling to engage in activities related to art. As it turns out, everyone can become an art tourist.
Art tourism: how to plan your first art trip
In essence, art tourists are ordinary tourists with a focus on art. To become one, you should first decode your own tastes. Understanding what period in art history is your favorite and what art movement matches your personality is essential. After you find your likes and dislikes, you can proceed to the next stage of becoming an art tourist.
The next step is the selection of countries that you want to visit. Apparently, it is nearly impossible to tell what village, town, or even art capital will be right up your alley. Your likes and dislikes are rather helpful, but they are not enough. What you need is the analysis of art media available for art tourism. Start with the general comparison of visual and performance art. Then, go a little bit deeper and specify what kind of art you want to see, hear, or feel. Sculpture, painting, architecture, sound art, video art, installation, and performance are just some of the mediums you can try.
To put the finishing touches on the art trip organization, you have to make a list of countries that match all your requirements and expectations. After that, you will be able to choose the one that suits you best. That’s where art tourism gets practical.