Edita Pecotic

Untitled (Travel Guide)

Untitled (Travel Guide) Edita Pecotic

Untitled (Travel Guide) depicts a map of Korcula’s Old Town in which rows of medieval terraced houses are replaced by text taken from advertisements of local tourism trade.

This painting refers to the phenomenon of “Disneylandization” of the urban environment and addresses the issue of the influence of tourism industry on a close-knit urban community.

This work put emphasis on the legacy of modern tourism and the seemingly inevitable new reality it brings to local societies by displacing the native population from its traditional dwellings, making room for yet another hotel or holiday apartment.