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...
14. February 2018
For our sixth Saloon we met with Vasilena Gankovska, artist and board member at the IG Bildende Kunst to talk about the precarious situation of Austria's cultural landscape and how they are working as alliances for artists. Of course, we shouldn't look at it too pessimistically but there are already cuts in funding and the government's appreciation for cultural production is undoubtedly going in a wrong, or rather the right, direction. The IG and its members are nevertheless tirelessly working...
23. January 2018
The first Saloon of the year 2018 was kicked off at the Baroque suites of the Q21 located in Vienna's trendy Museumsquartier. We were invited to an exclusive talk on press and communication matters in a cultural company of such scale. It was interesting to get to know the structures of the Q21, its various departments and how international artists are welcomed in Vienna. With goodies in hand we then visited Marina Markovic in the studio which she occupies for a month. Marina welcomed us with a...
20. December 2017
Saloon#4 @ das weisse haus
24. November 2017
For our third Saloon in October 2017 we had the pleasure of getting exclusive insights into the art market from Sotheby's Vienna Director Andrea Jungmann and Deputy Director Doris Richter. Surrounded by an exhibition by Sassa Micheli, which happened in lieu of Sotheby's Art Quarterly program, we were discussing the art market machinery and its difficulties of inclusion for young, especially female, artists. Obviously, we also talked about the all-female staff at Sotheby's Vienna and what its...
16. October 2017
Round-up of our first two Saloons in September and October 2017.

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