DOCVA – Documentation Center for Visual Arts – Milan (Italy)
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 Documentation Center for Visual Arts comprises a specialized Library with 18.000 titles including monographic catalogs, catalogs, essays, artists books and magazines; a Video Archive with more than 4.500 artists’ works and video documentations; the Portfolio Archive with documentation material of more than 3.100 Italian artists; the database ArtBox with information about opportunities such as competitions, fellowships and organizations for artists and art professionals. Thanks to DOCVA the materials and services until now gathered and offered by Careof and Viafarini in their previous premises are drawn together and offered to the public in a single center.  DOCVA further hosts and makes available for consultation the Invideo archive by Aiace and the video
archive by Show Biz. DOCVA makes use of a network of collaborations with international organizations and Italian 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.