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DOCVA opens only by appointment.
In order to book a visit please contact
Careof 023315800 | careof@careof.org
Viafarini 0266804473 | viafarini@viafarini.org


DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Arts organized by Careof and Viafarini, offers to the public a series of services for the promotion and documentation of contemporary art.
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The DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Arts collects and divulges documentation material about contemporary visual arts: books, magazines, videos, artists’ portfolios and information about international organizations.
These materials were gathered within the activities organized by Careof and Viafarini, through the portfolio viewing program and the video post-production service, as well as through purchase and donations.
The materials are available for consultation at the DOCVA reading room, as well as online through specific databases. These related data banks allow to carry out researches according to different criteria, as well as to view images of works of art and videos.

The Documentation Center for Visual Arts comprises a specialized Library with over 22.000 titles including monographic catalogs, catalogs, essays, artists books and magazines; a Video Archive with more than 5.000 artists’ works and video documentations; the Portfolio Archive with documentation material of more than 3.600 Italian artists; the database ArtBox with information about opportunities such as competitions, fellowships and organizations for artists and art professionals.
The materials and pieces of information are all made available also through online databases: www.bibliobit.it (catalog of the library), www.archiviovideo.it (complete list of the artists in the Video Archive), www.italianarea.it (over 400 monographic documentation files about the main artists of the Italian scene) and www.bancadatiartbox.it (synthetic information about opportunities with links to related websites).
DOCVA keeps the Giovanni Quadrio Curzio collection of catalogs and literary works.
DOCVA makes available for consultation the video archives by Invideo, Aiace, Polifemo and Show Biz.

DOCVA collaborates with Museo del Novecento and also with organizations promoting contemporary artistic research, among them Artegiovane, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Fondazione Querini Stampalia - Premio Furla, Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, That's Contemporary.



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last update 23-11-2015