THE SALOON IS A DIVERSE NETWORK
OF WOMAN IDENTIFYING ART PROFESSIONALS
ACTIVE THROUGH LOCAL GROUPS
IN A GROWING NUMBER OF CITIES WORLDWIDE
The SALOON Network fosters a community within the art world that exchanges ideas, experiences and expertise and encourages the creation of collaborations and projects. Our members are curators, artists, journalists, gallerists and other professionals in the arts. Our activities include monthly meetings between the members as well as public events, ranging from studio or exhibition visits, portfolio reviews, exhibitions, or panel discussions. We actively collaborate with other communities to foster inclusion, exchange, understanding and trust between diverse networks of art professionals and aim at creating more visibility and equal opportunities for active woman (including cis, trans women as well as non-binary people) in their local art scene. We acknowledge how much work towards an intersectional, equal and anti-racist art world still needs to be done. Therefore, the SALOON Network is dedicated to dismantling boundaries for every woman and becoming a network that truly represents society.
The SALOON Network is the conglomerate of the SALOONS in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Hamburg, Dresden, London, Barcelona,
Tel Aviv, Prague, and Vienna. As an international network for women in the arts, we have branches in different cities and we constantly growing. The exchange between members of each city is a very important part of the network and we are encouraging our members to get in touch with the SALOON board members when traveling.
Additionally, we regularly connect members of each SALOON city by organizing international exchange programs, members’ exhibitions or online SALOON meetings. The headquarters is located in Berlin, Germany, where independent curator Tina Sauerlaender founded the first SALOON in 2012. You can watch the speech about her vision for the SALOON here. Please contact us if you want to join the network or suggest a collaboration.
In 2018, the board members of Berlin, Paris, and Vienna initiated the first SALOON EXCHANGE WEEK, where members of each city swapped their places and stayed in their guest city for a week. The host cities organized an extensive program during that week, including museum and gallery visits, members networking events, public talks, fair visits, portfolio reviews, and many talks during dinners and drinks. Below you can find a round-up of last year's EXCHANGE WEEK.
Julia Lia Walter
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
First get-together at the opening of VIENNA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
Thursday, September 27, 2018
PARALLEL Art Fair
Dinner at Hotel Daniel and opening of Donna Huanca at Lower Belvedere
Friday, September 28, 2018
Guided Tour CURATED_BY
Guided Tour VIENNA CONTEMPORARY Art Fair
Talk: #notsurprised, post-feminism and gender gap at the art fair
Monday, October 1, 2018
Portfolio Review with curators from BLOCKFREI residency and SALOON Wien members at VBKÖ
SALOON#13: Director Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt in conversation with SALOON members about the Vienna Contemporary Art Fair at VBKÖ
Tuesday October 2, 2018
Visit of IG Bildende Kunst
Studio Visits of SALOON Wien members at Traktorenfabrik
SALOON EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2018:
Call for SALOON members in Berlin, Paris and Vienna
To all SALOON members,
we are very happy to introduce the 1st issue of the SALOON EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2018 between the cities of Berlin, Paris and Vienna!
The exchange will take place between the three cities simultaneously from September 26 to October 3, 2018. During this period, each city will set up a program for the SALOON members from the other two cities. It will contain: A SALOON meeting, openings and meetings with artists, gallerists, curators, museum visits, public presentation of your works (all details tbc, tba). In short: You will be integrated in the SALOON network in the city you choose to visit and meet many different people from the art scene there in order to further establish your own international network. All SALOON members on site are encouraged to self organize events during the exchange week and show the visiting members around, introduce them to people, etc.
Requirements for the application:
What happens next:
The SALOON boards of each city will review the applications and organise the matches for the apartment swap. We will let you know about if you can participate in the SALOON EXCHANGE PROGRAM until April 1st. Then you can start organizing your trip and we can set up the program for the Exchange week.
Please let us know if you have any questions in advance. Thanks!
Ornella & Tina from SALOON Berlin
Anne & Valentina from SALOON Paris
Aline & Julia from SALOON Wien