SALON POPULAIRE: SPACE FOR DISCUSSION ON ART AND RELATED TOPICS SALONPOPULAIRE.DE
SALON POPULAIRE is envisioned both on the basis of and as a departure from the history of the salon. Above all, it is a place at which knowledge is generated and exchanged. As a semi-public space it enables multiple scenarios, spanning the privacy of an apartment to the public of an institution. We experiment with formats that intend to dissolve the hierarchical structures of traditional presentations, podium discussions and seminars. Simultaneously we engage with the increasingly popular category of the event, which goes beyond conversations that take place in the home, cafe or at dinner with friends. The current dominant mode of dialogue in the contemporary art context is that 'one talks, the others listen'. Within this type of exchange the audience operates as a mere witness to the production of cultural surplus value. In contrast to this, we understand the SALON POPULAIRE as an invitation for joint debate.
SALON POPULAIRE is a project by THE OFFICE (Ellen Blumenstein, Fiona Geuß with Anne Luther) and Arthur Berlin (Tanja Schomaker); spatial conception in collaboration with raumlaborberlin (Markus Bader).
Supported by: kunstsaele / www.kunstsaele.org
Media partner: cineplus / www.cine-plus.de