MAD – Murate Art District is a centre for contemporary art and residences of the Municipality of Florence, divided into an elegant magazine space dedicated to contemporary arts, a large hall with a dance floor dedicated to performances and theatre (with over 400 artists in residence every year), a hall dedicated to international exhibitions, together with the three cells on the first floor. Other cells on the second and third floor house offices and studios of curators and artists in residence.
MAD is an innovative project, which combines production, residency, enhancement, research and education of citizenship to contemporary issues. Key words are: commissioning, production, research and interpretation; in addition to international exhibitions, there are talks, conferences, performances and workshops focused on the themes and artistic languages of contemporary art, with a strongly interdisciplinary approach.
Every month Murate Art Lab offers free workshops in which specific targets of citizens are invited to work with artists in the production of video/performance/sculpture/installations, etc..