The ar/ge is the art association of Bozen/Bolzano. The name ar/ge kunst - an abbreviation of the German word ‘Arbeitsgemeinschaft’, working group - was chosen to promote the idea of collective work on the language of contemporary art and on its relationship with disciplines such as architecture, design, performance and cinema. The institution produces and presents regional, national and international artistic practices and conducts critical research on the role of art and its relationship with the social and political sphere. In recent years ar/ge kunst has turned its attention toward the idea of the exhibition as a medium. This has involved various formats including workshops, residences, lectures and performances.