23. June 2019
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08. January 2019
For our last Saloon of the year we met in the “Vertikale Galerie” of the Verbund Collection. Director Gabriele Schor and her assistant curator Julia Hürner gave us a private tour through their current exhibition “Louise Lawler – She´s here”, the very first solo show by the artist in Austria - the Verbund owns the largest collection of Lawler works in the world! We learned about the main focusses of the Verbund collection, how and why Gabriele Schor acquires works and what the term...
19. July 2018
For our Summer Saloon we were treated with a special tour by KÖR's managing director Martina Taig, who gave us exclusive insights in the structures behind KÖR as well as a guided tour to some of her favorite public art pieces. KÖR is THE institution in Vienna that takes care of commissioning, supporting, and developing public art in all of Vienna's 23 districts and therefore an important supportive institution for artists. But guess who gets funded more on average?! Well, yes. We learned it...
02. July 2018
Saloon#10 took place at the Kunstraum Niederösterreich, where we joined forces with KunstraumKabinet, their very own networking meetings. The KunstraumKabinet was established in 2017 by Käthe Hager von Strobele and Elisabeth Makovec as a form of exchange between women in the arts. It started as a group of mainly mothers with young children, for whom networking is especially difficult and developed into an open space for every woman working professionally in the arts field interested in an...
28. May 2018
In May we visited Sophie Tappeiner at her gallery in the first district where we had a fun but also serious discussion about the necessity of women's solo exhibitions and all female group shows as well as the importance of support systems and solidarity within the art world. We didn't miraculously find a solution - or conclusion for that matter - on how to solve the problems of unequal pay and representation in the cultural scene but awareness was raised on how to work together. Sophie set a...
20. April 2018
April's Saloon took place at the time-honored VBKÖ - one of the first women artists' associations established in 1910 which is still running up until today. SALOON members were greeted by their board members, who introduced us to their honorable work for the association, which includes the programming of the exhibition space, the running of the archive, and general care of the space and members. We further discussed the beginnings of the VBKÖ, its relationship to the Secession, and how to...
16. March 2018
For our March Saloon we collaborated with Rrriot Festival and Ana Berlin, who kindly invited us to her newly opened office where we got to know all about how to network and to communicate properly. Ana has shared all her wisdom with us ladies who were thrilled to learn about how to pitch ideas, how to break the ice, and how to know when to say yes and no. We rounded off the inspiring evening with some drinks (or let's say the Gin was gone after we were gone) and celebrated what we have...

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