SALT

Sandro StegerSandro Steger (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

2011 – 2013
Saltarelli Salong (SALT)
Oslo (NO)

Saltarelli Salong (SALT) operated through weekend exhibitions,
happenings, screenings, concerts and workshops mainly focused
on exhibiting young artists based in Oslo – and named after
Jacopo Saltarelli – an apprentice goldsmith and notorious male
prostitute who lived in Firenze during the renaissance.
In 1476 Leonardo da Vinci was arrested, spending two month
in jail, along with several young companions, on the charge of
sodomy with the then 17-year-old Jacopo. He was in his own time
accused of being ‘party to many wretched affairs and consents
to please those persons who request such wickedness of him‘.
SALT believed this to be much the same service delivered
by the majority of contemporary art.

Run by Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas
Siri Hjorth, Jon Magnus Ohren, 
Morten Ising, Martin Johansen,
Vilde von Krogh, Luca Andreotti
Maren Aarbu Titterud and
Marianne Bredesen

Cecilie Lind 01Cecilie Lind (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Espen T. Samuelsen 02Espen T. Samuelsen (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

espens T. Samuelsen 01Espen T. Samuelsen (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Geir Backe AlternIllegal tree, Geir Backe Altern (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 01Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 02Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 03Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen