• Salon

    engaging micro-communities in cultural exploration

    Taking place in the living rooms of host-curators, the Salon series creates an intimate space in which newly formed micro communities engage around cultural experiences. Salon invites artists, academics and audiences into a performative investigation of themes determined by the event host. Intentionally resting in the tension between public performance and private settings, Salon creates up close and personal experiences that challenge and inspire.

    Experience

    Salon invites artists and academics into a performative investigation of the 'Future of Community'. Intentionally resting in the tension between public performance and private setting, Salon creates up close and personal experiences that challenge and inspire.

     

    In keeping with the original evening salon tradition, the host plays an active role in the selection of the artists they’d like to present.

     

    Salon gives new audiences a chance to be as close to art as they’ve ever dared, to move the experience of culture from a formal environment into their own living rooms and empowers individuals to think of themselves as curators of their own artistic experiences.

    Production

    Conceptualised and produced by Marisa König Beatty. Five Salons took at various private residences in Kanton Zürich in 2018.

     

    Salon is a collaboration between könig beatty projects and BEAM made possible with the development support of the Gemeinde Thalwil.

     

    Selected Salons:
    “Corporation” with Martin Schick - Neoliberal strategies applied to modern dance: at the crossroads of performance and “doing business”, the audience plays a part in a larger plan
    “Breaking Bread” with Singa Switzerland - a storytelling buffet inviting participants from over 7 countries to share childhood memories and food.
    “Embodying Working Relations” with Brigitte Dätwyler - an exploration into our often complicated relationship with work.

  • Acknowledgements

    Co-producer

    Financial support

  • Cover image ©Chatsam

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