Laura Serani has been the artistic director of the Planches Contact festival since 2019. With a program built over several editions, the 2019 festival was the beginning of a new path.

The Villa Strassburger © Gwenaelle Huard-Marie
The future temporary exhibition room of the Franciscan Sisters

Artistic director, curator and author of numerous books, Laura Serani regularly collaborates with important institutions and publishing houses in Europe and elsewhere.

"A laboratory for observing territories through images
Planche(s) Contact has positioned itself as one of the few creative festivals and a real laboratory for observing the territory through images. From the 2019 edition, the festival has opened up to the region, proposing to the invited photographers to explore beyond the city, the coast, the countryside, other urban agglomerations. In parallel, the festival, for ten years a laboratory of creation and an observatory of the evolution of photographic languages, proposes to deepen the reflection and research on the way to present photography. With this objective - and while waiting for the opening of the Franciscaines, which will dedicate an important place to photography throughout the year - the city has been revisited in search of new places, such as the Villa Strassburger, the Hôtel Barrière Le Normandy, or outdoor spaces such as disused buildings, the diving board, the swimming pool... paying particular attention to the dialogue between the projects and the spirit of the place. 

The future temporary exhibition room of the Franciscan Sisters

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