The Department is involved in various forms of creative research in the field of contemporary art but also of modern and soviet art in Georgia. Its task is to promote a dialogue amongst various artistic media, and to contribute with its research to the development of contemporary art. The Department encourages experimentation as a method of developing various curatorial practices, as well as cooperation among curators, theoreticians, and artists on joint projects. This form of activity is realized through various innovative projects, exhibitions, events and presentations. The first beginnings of this strategy can be traced to the Center's activity when it launched several exhibition projects under the titles: The Health; Transit; On the Way; Writing with Color; The Other Narration; and A fragment of Time Which is not Recorded.
The Department is working on the publication project Art History in Georgia that would reconsider the history of Georgian art of the pre and post soviet period and reveal the modernist artists whose work has fallen into oblivion, due to Soviet censorship. This publication aims also to contextualize Georgian modern and contemporary art in international historical frames. Another planned project is to set up art archive and media library that can be used as resource center for contemporary artists and art events.