press release

Happy to see you at SALOON SALON
02.11.2019 - 10.11.2019
Opening: November 1st., 7 p.m.

Sarah Drath, Mona Hermann, Saskia Senge, Gesa Troch and Nina Zeljković envision a mixed format of metaphysical-open and rough imaginary in the Frappant, and not without the self-irony. During the time of the exhibition, a program of screenings, performances, concerts and readings will take place.

Friday, 01.11., 19 o'clock
+ opening

Sunday, 03.11., 5 pm

Friday, 08.11., 19 clock
+ Prelude (Baby Blue Devil) Performance by Marvin Moises Almaraz Dosal
+ Lukatboy and Rowan Tara de Freitas present Small talk
+ Performance by Stella Sieber

Sunday, 10.11., From 16 o'clock
+ Listen, listen! the lark in the ether blue
A reading by Julia Jost, Raha Emami Khansari, Djuna Barnes, et al.
+Classic Songs from the Highway, an interpretation by Lila-Zoe Krauss

The word Saloon is a derivative of the French Salon: Zimmer
The saloon was considered a place of vice. Most of the women found in saloons were mostly commercial prostitutes or showgirls. Also, the saloon was a central point of gambling. Almost every saloon had at least one gaming table. The literary-philosophical salons of the 18th and 19th centuries were founded and run by women. The famous Salonnières of that time influenced the style and content of the conversation through their personality and intellect.
The interior design could vary greatly: from simple, functional to lavishly equipped houses. Often there were also dance stages with small "revues", as well as a piano or other instruments. The nobler houses were often decorated in the then very popular European style. These included heavy silk wallpaper on the wall, ornately decorated furniture, beer burners made of polished brass, etc. In addition to the regular wooden doors, there were two half-height, free-swinging double doors on the sides of the doorway in warmer regions.

A bar is a locality or gastronomic equipment, where primarily drinks are served. The word was borrowed in the 19th century from the English bar, which (like the Old French word barre) originally meant crossbar and later designated a barrier consisting of several poles.

Saloon Salon is a stage, a film set, an exhibition, equipment, a social sculpture, a coming and going, a fantasy place, a mood, a program, a scenery. The boredom of the wild west meets the eccentricity of the French salons of the 18th and 19th century and, as a hybrid, makes its way to the Frappant: horses neigh, Lassos, swing and the previously mentioned double door becomes completely disassembled New, crazy and thinkable, about which we want to discuss at a very long counter with invited and strolled in guests.