We are bringing back the Salon
“ A meeting place for aesthetes involved in the creative arts either professionally or as patrons through an online platform and curated mobile events around the globe.”
In 2013, Orseola Barozzi and Chiara Zanella founded Salonistes.
Rather than turn our backs on the modern world, pining for days gone by, we embrace technology and use it as a way to promote the mutual acquaintance of art lovers and art workers. Traditionally, the Salon was a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate” (“aut delectare aut prodesse est”).
Today we hold true to that definition by providing an online forum to connect artists, art dealers, gallery owners, artists’ agents, patrons, collectors, as well as those who simply have an amateur or recreational interest in the arts.
Each member or Saloniste will be invited to our mobile international Salons, held throughout the year, giving a chance to meet other members in person and to enter into a magical setting that has been created exclusively for a single evening. The dialogue between objects (and time?) at the salon is always highly curated, inspiring conversation between members regarding the various modern artworks, antiques, and furniture. The selected pieces on display at each salon will be available for purchase, giving members a chance to add to their private collections.
6th Oct 2016
20th Apr 2016