SALT Galata

SALT Galata in Istanbul
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SALT erforscht kritisch und aktuelle Themen in der visuellen und materiellen Kultur, und pflegt innovative Programme für Forschung und experimentelle Denken. Geht man von einer offenen Haltung und etabliert sich als Ort des Lernens und der Debatte SALT zielt darauf ab, Herausforderung, Anregung und provozieren ihre Besucher durch sie zu ermutigen, Kritik und Reaktion bieten.

SALT explores critical and timely issues in visual and material culture, and cultivates innovative programs for research and experimental thinking. Assuming an open attitude and establishing itself as a site of learning and debate SALT aims to challenge, excite and provoke its visitors by encouraging them to offer critique and response. SALT Research sources diverse fields of knowledge and provides outlets for thought within the fissures and crossovers of different disciplines. The institution’s research projects expand beyond linear chronologies, medium-based questions, and the traditional separation of fields of study. SALT assembles archives of recent art, architecture, design, urbanism, and social and economic histories to make them available for research and public use. These resources will be interpreted in the form of exhibitions and discussed in all other areas of programming.

SALT’s activities are distributed between two landmark buildings located no more than a fifteen-minute walk apart, and also shared via saltonline. The first building, SALT Beyoğlu, is on the pedestrian street İstiklal Caddesi, and shares its audience with a cluster of private cultural institutions, galleries and organizations. SALT Beyoğlu’s program and circulation interiors are mostly occupied by exhibition and event spaces. The second building, SALT Galata, is the former 19th century Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters designed by Alexandre Vallaury. SALT Galata houses a specialized, public library and archive; spaces dedicated to research, workshops, an exhibition and conference hall; as well as the Ottoman Bank Museum.

The architectural renovation of both buildings was undertaken by Mimarlar Tasarım/Han Tümertekin, with specific interiors commissioned to six design and architecture offices from Turkey in an effort to underscore SALT’s desire to advocate new experimental environments for living and working.


Adresse: Istiklal Caddesi 136 Beyoğlu; Bankalar Caddesi 11 Galata/Karaköy

Tel: +90 212 377 42 00; +90 212 334 22 00


Öffnungszeiten: Di – Sa 12 – 20 Uhr, So 10.30 – 18 Uhr