The SALOON is a network for women working as curators, artists, or journalists as well as in galleries, museums, or universities.
The name refers to the former male domains of the Salon de Paris and the Saloons of the Wild West. The monthly SALOON meetings pick up both ideas: members present their works, projects, and exhibitions or they visit renowned artists, curators, and other protagonists of the art scene. The subsequent dinner further functions as interpersonal exchange.
Independent curator and writer Tina Sauerländer (peer to space) founded the SALOON in Summer 2012 and runs the network together with Alina Heinze (Museum THE KENNEDYS) and the artist Ornella Fieres. In Summer 2017 the SALOON expanded to Paris, lead by independent curator Anne Roquigny and the director of Galerie Charlot, Valentina Peri. Starting in Autumn 2017, the SALOON network extends to the Viennese art scene. The curators Julia Hartmann, Aline Lara Rezende, and Doris Richter head the dependence in Vienna and are responsible for organising its monthly meetings in order to connect practitioners of all fields of art.
The SALOON is a non-profit-oriented network and private club for females of the Viennese, Berlin, and Parisian art scenes with the aim of creating new projects, exhibitions, or other forms of cooperations.