SALT (institution)

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This article is about SALT, a cultural institution in Istanbul. For the SALT treaty, see Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.
SALT
SALTmission.jpg
Established 2011
Location SALT Beyoğlu
Istiklal Cd. No:136
Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Turkey
SALT Galata
Bankalar Cd. No:11
Karaköy, Istanbul
Turkey
Founder Vasif Kortun, Garanti Bank
Website saltonline.org

SALT is a Turkish contemporary art institution. It was started by Vasif Kortun and Garanti Bank in 2011, and has exhibition and workshop spaces in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.[1][2] It combines the previous activities of the Garanti Gallery, the Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Centre and the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center of the bank.[3] It is one of the six members of L'Internationale, an confederation of European art institutions; the other member institutions are the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana, in Slovenia; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, in Spain; the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Barcelona, also in Spain; the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen in Antwerp, in Belgium; and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands.[4]

Gallery spaces[edit]

Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters, 1896

SALT has three gallery spaces, all owned by Garanti Bank: the former headquarters of the Imperial Ottoman Bank in Galata, Istanbul;[1] a former apartment block, the Siniossoglou Apartments, in Beyoğlu, Istanbul;[3] and an annexe to the Garanti Bank building in Ulus, Ankara.[citation needed]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Laboratory (9 April – 1 June 2011; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • "I am not a studio artist" (9 April – 7 August 2011;SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Modern Essays 1: Across the Slope (16 June – 1 October 2011; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Becoming Istanbul (13 September – 31 December 2011; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Modern Essays 2: Istory (1 November – 31 December 2011; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Foto Galatasaray (22 November 2011 – 22 January 2012; SALT Galata)
  • Modern Essays 3: Modernity Unveiled/Interweaving Histories (22 November 2011 – 22 January 2012; SALT Galata)
  • Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 (22 November 2011 – 11 March 2012; SALT Galata)
  • İstanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: Post ‘89 (27 January – 6 April 2012; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • It was a time of conversation (8 February – 22 April 2012; SALT Galata)
  • I decided not to save the world (20 March – 20 May 2012; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Translated By (6 April – 8 July 2012; SALT Galata)
  • Modern Essays 4: SALON (13 April – 24 June 2012; SALT Galata)
  • İstanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: 68-89 (20 April – 26 August 2012; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Modern Essays 5: Graft (25 May – 26 August 2012; SALT Galata)
  • In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art (30 May – 26 August 2012; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • İstanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: Modern Times (21 September – 30 December 2012; SALT Galata)
  • Hassan Khan (21 September 2012 – 6 January 2013; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • The Performance of Modernity: ATATÜRK KÜLTÜR MERKEZİ, 1946-1977 (21 September 2012 – 6 January 2013; SALT Galata)
  • 1+8 (24 January – 14 April 2013; SALT Galata)
  • "Scared of Murals" (31 January – 21 April 2013; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Modern Turkey’s Discovery of the Ottoman Heritage: The Ali Saim Ülgen Archive (8 February – 7 April 2013; SALT Galata)
  • It was a time of conversation (3 April – 2 June 2013; SALT Ulus)
  • subREAL (8 May – 11 August 2013; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • 太平天國/Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters (8 May – 11 August 2013; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Trespassing Modernities (8 May – 11 August 2013; SALT Galata)
  • Modern Turkey’s Discovery of the Ottoman Heritage: The Ali Saim Ülgen Archive (12 June – 14 September 2013; SALT Ulus)
  • One, No One and One Hundred Thousand (10 September – 26 December 2013; SALT Galata)
  • A Promised Exhibition (10 September 2013 – 5 January 2014; SALT Beyoğlu ve SALT Galata)
  • Modern Essays 5: Graft (26 September – 30 November 2013; SALT Ulus)
  • Crowds and Power (5 December 2013 – 16 March 2014; SALT Ulus)
  • Dismantling the Archive: Representation, Identity, Memory in an Ottoman Family (21 January – 23 March 2014; SALT Galata)
  • Works From The Collection of L’Internationale (27 February – 6 April 2014; SALT Ulus)
  • MC⁹ (7 March – 25 May 2014; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • GLOBAL TOOLS 1973-1975: Towards an Ecology of Design (11 March – 11 April 2014; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • You don’t go slumming (22 March – 18 May 2014; SALT Galata)
  • Rabih Mroué (2 April – 14 July 2014; SALT Beyoğlu-SALT Galata)
  • Disobedience Archive (The Park) (22 April – 15 June 2014; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • A Promised Exhibition (22 April – 21 June 2014; SALT Ulus)
  • The Clock (9-25 May 2014; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • SUMMER HOUSES: Claiming the Coast (5 September – 16 November 2014; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Into the Country (11 September – 1 November 2014; SALT Ulus)
  • From England, With Love, İsmail Saray (13 September – 2 November 2014; SALT Galata)
  • Rainbow in the Dark (14 November 2014 – 18 January 2015; SALT Galata)
  • From England, With Love, İsmail Saray (18 November 2014 – 17 January 2015; SALT Ulus)
  • Akram Zaatari (2 December 2014 – 15 February 2015; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Capri Trend (20 December 2014 – 25 January 2015; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Dinamo Mesken (27 January – 14 March 2015; SALT Ulus)
  • End of Dreams (6 February – 29 March 2015; SALT Galata)
  • A Century of Centuries (10 March – 24 May 2015; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Esra Ersen - Antonio Cosentino (14 April – 6 June 2015; SALT Ulus)
  • Every inclusion is an exclusion of other possibilities [Part I] (21 April – 17 May 2015; SALT Beyoğlu, Forum)
  • They (28 April – 28 June 2015; SALT Galata)
  • Every inclusion is an exclusion of other possibilities [Part II] (9 June – 2 August 2015; SALT Beyoğlu)
  • Lost Shadows (11 August – 27 September 2015; SALT Beyoğlu, Forum)
  • How did we get here (3 September – 29 November 2015; SALT Beyoğlu & SALT Galata)
  • A Century of Centuries (15 September – 14 November 2015; SALT Ulus)
  • Art of Disagreement (28 November – 5 December 2015; SALT Ulus)
  • Painter Sabiha Rüştü Bozcalı (22 December 2015 – 28 February 2016; SALT Galata)
  • Apricots from Damascus (23 December 2015 – 21 February 2016; SALT Galata)
  • How did we get here (7 January – 12 March 2016; SALT Ulus)
  • Outside the sentence there was a city (22 March – 18 June 2016; SALT Ulus)
  • Empty Fields (6 April – 5 June 2016; SALT Galata)
  • Migrating Spaces (17 June – 31 July 2016; SALT Galata)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Suzy Hansen (10 February 2012). The Istanbul Art-Boom Bubble The New York Times. Accessed May 2016.
  2. ^ Art boom: Greater importance is being placed on arts and culture. In: The Report: Turkey 2012. Oxford: Oxford Business Group. Accessed May 2016.
  3. ^ a b [s.n.] (8 April 2011) Garanti Bank's SALT sets out to become Turkey's biggest cultural institute. Today's Zaman. Archived 20 October 2014.
  4. ^ Confederation – L'Internationale. L'Internationale. Accessed May 2016.