For our last Saloon in 2019, we had the pleasure of visiting the SECESSION and have an intimate dicussion with the curators Annette Südbeck and Jeannette Pacher. Other than getting to know the structures and decision making processes behind the Association of Visual Artists, we got first-hand insights into the work of the curators at the Secession. They work closely with the artists on their exhibitions which allows them to a more intimate and individual approach to curating. Furthermore, we could tackle the statistics of female/male ratios in the art world, which is quite balanced at the Secession but nevertheless there's always more breathing room for supporting (female) artists especially when it comes to artist's fees. We're happy the Secession is such an innovative exhibition space in Vienna and hope that many more female members and artists will be involved with them.