How should we respond to the challenges in a field – both expanding and transformed – such as contemporary art? Why should we choose to produce and curate Art today?
The Area responds to the current, global proliferation of biennials, museums and artistic institutions not only with a broad spectrum of experimental practices and new media, but also with a multiplication of new professional roles to be leant.
By means of the various Degree Programmes, the Area’s offers add the exhibition curator, the art critic, the publishing editor, the museum curator, the film festival curator, the commercial gallery and private collection manager and the art consultant, to the historic and primary figure of the artist.
Contemporary art is not seen as a single discipline but, rather, as a methodology that permits interdisciplinary and cross-cultural – ecology, gender, the archive, the post-colonial – approaches, beginning with an in-depth investigation into the aesthetic, social and economic contexts within which the new artistic subject works, opening himself up to the challenges of the future.