Another SALOON is just around the corner and we're happy to see you again at our SALOON#20 on the 17th of October.
This time we are focusing on writing about art in journalism and blogging. To find out more about these fields, we have invited Nina Schedlmayer to give us insights into her work as a cultural journalist for diverse publications but also into her adventures as a freelance writer of a feminist art blog.
Since 2003, Nina Schedlmayer has been writing for Profil, EIKON, Camera Austria, PARNASS, Datum and many more magazines and newspapers. In 2017, she received the Austrian state prize for art criticism and for over a year, she has been writing for her own blog, Artemisia, with which she tackles the art world from a feminist point of view. We will have an interesting conversation on writing in the art world and what still needs to be done to make female practitioners more visible.
Please join us on Thursday the 17th of October at 6 pm at Sotheby's, where we were kindly invited to use their space for our intimate Saloon discussion. Please sign up here.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Aline, Doris & Julia
6pm: Sotheby's, Herrengasse 5, 1010 Wien
8pm: Café Korb, Brandstätte 7-9, 1010 Wien
While during the day Alexia Stuefer acts as a defence lawyer, in her leisure time she has devoted herself to collect contemporary art with a specialization on - guess what - feminist art! As she stated in a conversation with Ursula Maria Probst:
Die Entscheidung, mich auf Kunst von Künstlerinnen mit feministischem Ansatz zu konzentrieren war instinktiv und logisch zugleich. Der weibliche Körper und das Frausein waren noch nie so politisiert wie heute. Die gegenwärtige Kunstwelt wird von meist weißen Männern gehaltenem Kapital gesteuert, wovon hauptsächlich lebende männliche Künstler profitieren. Diesen Kreislauf patriarchaler Wirkungsmacht, der sich in vielen anderen Lebensbereichen wiederfindet, durchbricht meine Sammlung.
Alexia Stuefer vor Șükran Moral, Hamam, 1997, Farbfotografie, Portraitfoto: Lilo Nein
Reason enough to pay Alexia a visit, who has kindly offered to pamper us with a cocktail reception at her apartment and a frank conversation on her experiences as a collector of feminist art in a (male dominated) art world. What would she suggest young professionals who want to get into the business - behind and in front of the scenes? What needs to be done to balance out the inequality on the art market and how can we conquer injustices? How does she choose the artworks and more importantly, how does it all fit into her apartment? Issues that she has to deal with on a daily basis that makes it even more interesting to tackle from a feminist perspective.
If that weren't enough, we are also happy to invite 8 SALOON members to a special tour through the Vienna Contemporary Art Fair with the title "The future is female - Focus on female art" before the Saloon at Alexia Stuefer.
Meeting Points on the 27th of September:
1:45pm: at the entrance to the art fair (inside), tour will last until 3pm
(you can stay at the fair afterwards)
7pm: meeting at Alexia Stuefer's apartment
(address will be sent to those who sign up, please be reliable)
8pm: Cocktail Reception
Please sign up here. (only for members)
Summertime suggests parties and relaxation under the sky, don’t you think?What comes to mind are biergartens, BBQ, picnics and all kinds of outdoorsy activities. Not museums and galleries…
But maybe a cool studio visit? With a backyard and an invitation for all of us to stay longer, relax, drink, talk and talk and talk. YES! And this is what we are going to do.
Please join us on the 22nd of June for our SALOON SUMMER PARTY!
Feel free to spread the word and bring your family, friends, and whoever is interested in finding out more about the Saloon and its fabulous members. We will tour through a couple of artist's studios, including Saloon members Käthe Schönle, Sophie Dvorák, Julia Faber (hopefully) as well as Leo Peschta and others.
The program looks like this:
- opening doors at 5pm at Atelierhaus Pelzgasse, Pelzgasse 20, 1150 Vienna
- guided tour through artist's studios from 6pm-7pm
- afterwards drinks & chats & music &&&
Please spread the word and join us for our last Saloon before the summer break!
Aline, Doris, Julia
Laura Windhager, founder and director of the gallery, will give us an exclusive insight into her newly found gallery and guide us through the group exhibition "Fever Dream". Needless to say, best place and time to ask a female gallerist about her incentives of opening up a gallery in Vienna and how she deals with the fierce competition in the art market. What kind of obstacles does she encounter and what does she think needs to be done to heighten the exposure of female artists?
At Al Zaytouna we can further brood over new strategies and collaborations!
Please RSVP until the 7th of May.
5:45pm: Gallery Gianni Manhattan, Wassergasse 14, 1030 Vienna
ca. 7pm: Al Zaytouna, Hörnesgasse 17, 1030 Vienna
In April, Vienna is dedicated to photography and so are we!
Please join Saloon#17 at the Foto Wien Festival in collaboration with
Kunst Haus Wien on Wednesday the 3rd of April.
We will visit the exhibition “Bodyfiction” with Verena Kaspar-Eisert, who is curator at the Kunst Haus Wien and has organised this exhibition in the course of Foto Festival Wien at the Festivalzentrale located in Otto Wagner's Postsparkassengebäude.
"Bodyfiction" comprises of works by Alix Marie, Carina Brandes, SMITH, Weronika Gesicka und Matthieu Gafsou, who have been selected by an international jury, of which Verena Kaspar-Eisert was also a part. The exhibition deals with the instrumentalization and representation of the body in photography. Hence, we are not only able to discuss body politics and its implications for photography as an artistic medium but moreover to ask about the decision-making processes of a jury member. How are massive amounts of information and images filtered in this process? What are the decisive factors for works to stand out? How can one's works be convincing at first glance? And is there a difference in curating photography to other media?
A full spectrum of questions and answers lies ahead of us, which will be continued over dinner and drinks at XPEDIT!
Weronika Gęsicka, Traces (Untitled #23), 2015–2017 © Weronika Gęsicka
Courtesy: Weronika Gęsicka und JEDNOSTKA Gallery, Warszawa
17:45: Foto Wien Festivalzentrale, Österr. Postsparkasse, Georg-Coch Platz 2, 1010 Wien
ca. 19:00: XPEDIT!, Wiesingerstrasse 6, 1010 Wien
Please sign up on the RSVP-list until 1st of April.
March is the international month of women and what better way to celebrate than in an exhibition dedicated to female artists?!
Please join us for SALOON#16 on the 7th of March at Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien at 6pm, where we are going to visit the exhibition Frauenbilder? followed by a conversation with Mag. Veronika Rudorfer, curator of the exhibition and Assistant Curator at Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien and Bettina M. Busse, M.A., Curator and Head of Bank Austria Art Collection at the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien.
The exhibition presents selected works by women through photography, collage, painting and drawing with which they analyze the objectification of the female body, the normativity of socially determined roles assigned to women and the stereotypical depictions of femaleness and beauty. Lets discuss the various perspectives on the use of the female body in artworks and how the male gaze might be influencing images on women. Also, how are we as cultural praciticioners dealing with these issues? What is more, we will have the unique opportunity to find out about how this privately owned art collection functions and about their incentives for collecting art by women.
Afterwards we will head to Habibi & Hawara to continue the conversation over dinner and drinks.
Please sign up on the RSVP-list until 5th of March.
Nina Rike Springer, Swing over, 2014, Bank Austria Kunstsammlung, Wien © Nina Rike Springer / Bildrecht, Wien
17:45: Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien, Freyung 8
ca. 19:00: Habibi & Hawara, Wipplingerstraße 29
We're very excited to invite you to our first Saloon in the New Year on 12th of February at 6pm!
Saloon#15 is all about the diverse cultural events of the Kunsthistorisches Museums Verband. We are going to meet Mag. Alexander Kimmerl, their head of event management, who will give us an insight into how to conceptualize and organize art events at a museum like the KHM. The Kunsthistorische Museumsverbandsupervises up to 800 events a year, including the Weltmuseum, the Theatermusem, the KaiserlicheSchatzkammer, the Theseustempel, the Neue Burgand the Ephesosmuseum and we will have the exclusive chance to ask questions like: "Why does a drag queen lead the visitors through the museum? And how does the public respond to it?" That and many more exciting insights will be explored.
Afterwards, please join us for drinks and some dancing at KHM´s monthly “Kunstschatzi” under its Kuppelhalle! The picture gallery of the museum will be open all night for us!
Please do sign up on the RSVP-list until 11th Feb, 10am, as the talk has a max. capacity of 25 attendees.
6pm: in front of the main entrance of the Kunsthistorisches Museum
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for “Kunstschatzi” have to be bought, we arranged a reduced ticket rate for €10 (instead of €16), though. We would like to collect the money before the talk.
2018 will finish with a bang!
Please join us for the last Saloon this year at the SAMMLUNG VERBUND with a very special tour through the exhibition SHE'S HERE. Louise Lawler guided by Dr. Gabriele Schor on the 3rd of December, 2018 at 5pm. Afterwards, please join us for a Punsch (OR TWO ☺) at Christkindlmarkt Am Hof.
However, one after another:
At 4.50pm we are going to meet Dr. Gabriele Schor, the Founding Director of SAMMLUNG VERBUND in the foyer, where you will hear all about her building up this amazing collection from 2004 until today. Dr. Schor will then tour with us through the Vertical Gallery and its exhibition SHE´S HERE. Louise Lawler. It is the first time Louise Lawler's works are on show in Vienna and the show ties in with one of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection´s main emphases on “perceptions of spaces and places”. The other focus is on the seminal Feminist Avant-Garde exhibition, which the title SHE´S HERE refers to with a wink. Louise Lawler (b. New York, 1947) is an eminent American artist and member of the so-called Pictures Generation. Since the early 1980s, the artists grouped under this label have used photography to undertake a critical interrogation of the mass media.
We need to announce the guest list to the SAMMLUNG VERBUND prior to the event. So, please do sign up on the rsvplist until November 29st. And if you cannot make it do unsubscribe and give someone else the chance to participate. (The capacitiy of this event is only 20 people – first come first serve!)
4.50pm VERBUND (Foyer) Am Hof 6a, 1010 Vienna
from 6.30pm Christkindlmarkt AM HOF, Am Hof, 1010 Wien, Austria
We look forward to seeing you!
Aline, Doris & Julia
Caption: Louise Lawler, CS#04, 1990, Silver dye bleach print, (c) Lousie Lawler, Courtesy Metro Pictures / SAMMLUNG Verbund, Wien
SALOON#13: With Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt / VIENNA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
Saloon Wien is starting its second year with a bang!
In collaboration with Vienna Contemporary, we have the pleasure of welcoming Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, Artistic Director of Vienna Contemporary Art Fair, for SALOON#13 on the 1st of October at 6pm.
Besides being the Artistic Director of the most important contemporary art fair in the country and having a stellar career in the art world—specially in Russia, Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt is a mother, a foreigner, a woman. She “loves art, good people and demanding work,” as stated in her Instagram profile.
In an intimate setting--at the VBKÖ (Maysedergasse 2/4th floor) --Saloon members will have the exclusive chance to reminisce the fair and moreover learn about the highs and lows of a career in the art fair business. How did Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt become a successful director of Austria's leading art fair, how does she keep up as a woman and a mother in a male-dominated working environment, and how should we proceed to get it all (and is it even possible)? Just a few of our pressing questions at hand.
Don’t miss the chance to meet Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt and ask her your burning questions!
Please, don’t forget to sign up here.
With Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt / VIENNA CONTEMPORARY
Where: VBKÖ (Maysedergasse 2/4th floor)
When: 01.10.2018, 6pm
SALOON#12: LET'S WALK THE WALK @ "Nothing Less"
LET’S WALK THE WALK gives the opportunity to meet a number of feminist initiatives and find out about their activist work and the current political situation: What is happening in terms of women’s politics in Austria right now? What exactly are feminist organizations struggling against/trying to achieve? Why is it important to join forces and most importantly how can one join?
We invite everyone to explore Austria’s activist scene on this cumulative evening with presentations by:
IG Bildende Kunst
One Billion Rising Austria
Let’s walk the walk instead of just talk the talk!
This event is taking place in the course of the exhibition "Nothing Less! 100 Years of Women's Suffrage" at the VBKÖ
SALOON#11 with KÖR/ KUNST IM ÖFFENTLICHEN RAUM
Please join our special Summer Edition of Saloon which we organize in collaboration with KÖR Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum (Public art Vienna) on Wednesday, July 18 at 6pm.
KÖR functions as a vital institution in Vienna that supports public art and projects, commissions artists, organizes competitions for projects in public space, allots subsidies to artists or partner organizations, and engages in activities related to these tasks. We are therefore thrilled to be able to walk and talk with KÖR's Managing Director Martina Taig, who will guide us to her favorite spots of public art in Vienna. While walking, we can not only explore works of public art that we might pass by without noticing but also talk about the importance of an institution that supports artists and funds public art in Vienna. On the contrary, how can WE - as cultural practitioners and visitors - activate public space and transform it into a place for discussion, remembrance, protest, comfort? Let's walk the talk!
Afterwards, we'll have dinner (location tba) in order to gain fresh energy for a night of dancing at ImPulsTanz festival lounge.
Please sign up here for the walk: RSVP
walking tour starts at 18:00 at tba
ca. 20:00 dinner at tba
Saloon#10: SALOON Wien x KunstraumKabinet at Kunstraum NÖ
We are happy to collaborate with the KunstraumKabinet for our 10th edition of SALOON Wien. Please join us on the 29th of June for a joint networking event and guided tour at Kunstraum Niederösterreich.
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 informal networking space. Reasons enough for a joint venture between the KunstraumKabinet and SALOON Wien.
Because of this special occasion, we decided to do a mashup format between the two networks: Saloon#10 is running between 15:00 and 19:00 (the usual time of the KunstraumKabinet), during which coffee and chats are provided. At 17:00we are jumping in with our usual program of discussions. For this, we are joined by Elisabeth Makovec, who will also give us a tour through the exhibition THE TWO HALVES OF MARTHA WILSON´S BRAIN.
And after all the hard (net)work, we will enjoy a beautiful summer evening at Volksgarten Pavillon.
Please sign up here for the Saloon starting at 17:00: RSVP
starting from 15:00: Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Herrengasse 13, 1010 Wien
at 17:00: guided tour and discussion
ca. 19:00: Volksgarten Pavillon inside Volksgarten
We're very excited to announce our next
Saloon with Sophie Tappeiner and Lone Haugaard Madsen on Saturday, the 26th of May at 11am! (new date!)
Lone Haugaard Madsen, born 1974 in Silkeborg, Denmark, works and lives between Copenhagen and Vienna. In her work, Haugaard Madsen negotiates fundamental questions concerning the conditions of producing and exhibiting art. She will join our conversation with Sophie Tappeiner, one of the youngest female gallerists in Vienna. Sophie opened her space in the first district in 2017 and has since exhibited numerous young female artists. We will have the chance to see their exhibition RAUM #350 – LYSTRE as well as talk about the challenges of opening a gallery in Vienna and her experiences of running a business by herself. What are Lone's experiences as an artist in Vienna, what hopes and plans does Sophie have for the future and how do they work on an exhibition together - just a few of the exciting questions we will discuss.
We're excited that April's Saloon will take place at the space of the VBKÖ (Verein Bildender Künstlerinnen Österreich / Austrian Association of Women Artists) on the
19th of April, at 6pm.
The VBKÖ is the oldest of its kind (founded in 1910), thus a pioneer of women's associations and needless to say a role model for SALOON Vienna. Its longevity, intersectional exhibition program, and critical past - one that started as a secessionist movement from the dominant male art world as well as one that does not deny its past ties to National Socialism - is what makes the VBKÖ a historical landmark and seminal exhibition space for female practitioners in Vienna.
(c) VBKÖ Archiv
The SALOON wants to contemplate this critical past but moreover talk about its future and how we can contribute to and participate with an all-women's association. What does it do and what advantages does it bring? How feminist, inclusive, intersectional can it be? And, most importantly, how can it further evolve as a space for empowerment and equality?
So, let’s go where everything started and discuss these issues with some of its board members: Rini Mitra, Steph Misa, Ruby Sircar, Veronika Burger, Catharina Bond, Angela Wiedermann, Hilde Fuchs and Barbara Eichhorn. Let's show solidarity and respect as this Salon stands for over a 100 years and contemplate a future together. The evening will be rounded off with dinner and drinks at Reinthaler's Beisl.
If you want to become a member, please send your CV and website to email@example.com
at 18:00 at VBKÖ / Maysedergasse 2/4. Stock (Lift), 1010 Vienna
ca. 20:00 at Reinthaler's Beisl / Dorotheergasse 2-4, 1010 Wien
We are excited to celebrate our March Saloon in collaboration with Business Riot and A B C Ana Berlin Communications on the second of March, 5pm!
Since 2011, Ana Berlin works as a specialist in the field of communications at the intersection of architecture, design, and visual art. She and her team support individual cultural workers and large companies in connecting with the public sphere by providing a sophisticated image within networks, social media, and the press. The Rrriot Festival is part of Business Riot, a week long festival that offers discourses and workshops on how to combine feminist issues, networking, and careers. Last but not least, the Saloon is an international network for women in the art that connects artists, curators, journalists, gallerists, et al. through monthly meetings, collaborations, and solidarity. Through Ana Berlin’s long time engagement within Vienna's art scene, she is an expert in the fields of social media and networking and will be our host for Saloon#7.
We will pick Ana’s brain on how to make first contacts in a professional setting, how to guide a conversation, and how to socialize in an unknown environment. With a hands on approach, this Saloon will be for everyone who wants to network and get networked.
Join our March Saloon at Ana Berlin's office on the second of March at 5pm and get to know our Saloonistas, Ana Berlin and her team as well as likeminded business ladies! Please register under firstname.lastname@example.org; event free of charge and in English and German https://www.facebook.com/events/175129879879341/
at 17:00 at Ana Berlin office / Rechte Wienzeile 29/2B, 1040 Wien
ca. 20:00 at Café Anzengruber / Schleifmühlgasse 19, 1040 Wien
Rrriot Festival 2018 / 1.3.2018 – 7.3.2018
Das Rrriot Festival feiert 2018 als feministisches Programmfestival Premiere: gemeinsam mit über 40 Programmpartner_innen zeigen wir in über 50 Events unterschiedlichste Perspektiven auf.
Feminismus für alle! – so das Motto der ersten Ausgabe, und somit öffnen wir fast alle Rrriot Events für alle Interessierten. Eintritt frei, Programm unter www.riotfestival.at
Business Riot Festival 2018 / 8.3.2018 – 10.3.2018
Das Business Riot Festival geht 2018 in die dritte Runde und ist Österreichs größte Konferenz zum Thema Frauen*, Arbeit und Unternehmerinnentum. In über 60 Workshops, Karrieregesprächen,
Talks und Netzwerkveranstaltungen haben die Besucherinnen* die Möglichkeit, die eigene Erwerbsbiografie und Karriere genauer unter die Lupe zu nehmen.
Tickets ab 29.1.2018 auf www.riotfestival.at/tickets
SALOON#6 @ IG BILDENDE KUNST
Our next Saloon will be held at the exhibition space of the IG Bildende Kunst on the 13th of February, at 6pm.
We are sure you all know the important work that the IG does for the Viennese art scene but do you also know what else it offers other than issuing your artist's ID? Well, we are going to find out soon, as we have the exclusive chance to meet Vasilena Gankovska, artist and board member, and fellow members to discuss what issues they are fighting for. Especially with the prospects of dooming cuts in funding and weakening interest in cultural production by the government, let us find ways to circumvent these restrictions and focus on collaborations and practices that can counter the backlashes we are facing. #globalwomansday
We'll also hear about the future program of the IG Bildende Kunst and how they are supporting female artists. Needless to say, the board members, who are all female, are working for free - is this symptomatic for the cultural scene? Let's find out!
The discussions will be prolonged and our heated heads cooled down with a glass of Spritzer at Café Sperl.
18:00 at IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorferstrasse 10-12
ca. 20:00 at Café Sperl, Gumpendorferstrasse 11-13
Please RSVP here!
SALOON#5 @ Q21 at Museumsquartier
Mark your calendars! The new year will start with a Saloon at Q21 in the Museumsquartier on the 23rd of January, 6pm.
Special Christmas SALOON - open to all!
We are happy to announce that SALOON Vienna will celebrate its last Saloon this year together with das weisse haus on the 7th of December, 6pm.
We hope you will join us to get first hand insight into the organizational side of das weisse haus and their multifaceted ventures as an international studio and residency program, as exhibition space, and as an important Viennese art association. Alexandra Grausam, founding director and curator, and Katja Stecher, project manager of studio das weisse haus, will guide us through the evening and the current exhibition, which focuses on their 10th anniversary.
This time the Saloon is open to everybody - its Christmas after all. Please bring everyone who wants to get to know das weisse haus, SALOON Vienna, and our wonderful Saloonistas. In good old tradition we will head to the Belvedere Christmas market for one or two punches afterwards.
LOVE, Aline & Julia
18:00 at das weisse haus, Hegelgasse 14 (Souterrain), 1010 Vienna
around 20:00 at Belvedere Christmas market, Oberes Belvedere
SALOON Wien x Sororities @ Sotheby's
Please join us for our next Saloon at the international auction house Sotheby's on the 22nd of November. Senior Director and Managing Director for Austria, Hungary and Poland Andrea Jungmann and Deputy Director Doris Richter will open the doors of Sotheby's showroom for us. Together with members of the Sororities, a female business network, we will team up to engage in a conversation on the art market in general, the importance of auction houses for the art world as well as on the significance of an almost all female staff in a traditionally male dominated field of work.
6pm at Sotheby's, Palais Wilczek, Herrengasse 5,
1010 Vienna (1st floor)
from 8pm at Rien, Michaelerplatz 2, 1010 Vienna
We are looking forward to the next Saloon at the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation!
Please join us for this exceptional opportunity to see Kiki Kogelnik's works in the flesh in an intimate setting on the 9th of October, 6pm. Together with Pilar Zevallos, Managing Director of the Foundation, and Noit Banai, Art Historian, Critic, and Professor of Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History at the University of Vienna, we will be discussing Kogelnik's influence on the Viennese and New York art scene as well as on female artists up until today. Afterwards we will have dinner & drinks at the Glacis Beisl.
6pm in front of the foundation (address will be mailed to enlisted participants)
8pm, Glacis Beisl, Museumsquartier, Zugang Breite Gasse 4, 1070 Vienna
P.S. To also become a member of the Saloon, please send a short bio and photo to email@example.com
SALOON Treffen findet am 5. September um 18 Uhr im MAK, Museum für Angewandte Kunst statt!
Wir besuchen die Ausstellung "Hello, Robot" zusammen mit einer aufschlussreichen Führung von Katalogautorin und SALOON Wien Mitbegründerin Aline Lara Rezende. Zusammen wollen wir die Ausstellung sowie die Bedeutung der (fast) ausschließlich Kuratorinnen der Vienna Biennale besprechen.
Der erste SALOON in Wien wird anschließend im Café Engländer abgerundet, wo das Netzwerken losgehen kann.
An alle potenziellen Mitglieder: Bitte schickt uns eine E-Mail mit kurzer Beschreibung an firstname.lastname@example.org. Wir freuen uns auf Euch!
18 Uhr vor Eingang MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien (freie Tour und Eintritt)
ab ca. 20 Uhr: Café Engländer, Postgasse 2, 1010 Wien
SALOON meeting will be at the MAK, Museum of Applied Arts on the 5th of September at 6pm!
We will visit the exhibition "Hello, Robot" with an insightful tour by contributing catalogue author and SALOON Wien co-founder Aline Lara Rezende and have the opportunity to discuss the exhibition as well as the significance of the Vienna Biennale's (almost) all-female curatorial staff.
The first SALOON in Vienna will be rounded off at Café Engländer where the mingling and tingling can get in full swing.
To all potential members: Please join our network by sending an email with a short description to email@example.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
6pm: in front of the MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna (free tour and entry)
ca. 8pm: Café Engländer, Postgasse 2, 1010 Vienna