ARA stands for Artistic Research Archive.
ARA is an international platform for the publication, distribution and dissemination of artistic research in printed media.
Initiated by MER. Paper Kunsthalle and co-founded by KASK, School of Arts, ARA extends the question of possibilities and position of books as places to exhibit art, to the process of artistic research.
ARA connects the academic book canon with the art where scholarly and artistic practices merge in the form of printed media. Thus providing the international community and environment for artistic research with a concentrated and searchable paper archive, ARA hopes to enhance within this community exchange and the building, across the arts, sciences and humanities, of an awareness and recognition of artistic research.
Most publications included on the ARA website are peer-reviewed and published in close collaboration with academic institutions.

If you want ARA to incorporate publications of your institution, don't hesitate to contact us by sending an email to

Luc Derycke
Geldmunt 36
9000 Ghent, Belgium
T +32 (0)9 268 26 05

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