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The Bet

an evening of talks and performances for the contemporary attention span. Presented by Ana Teixeira Pinto, in association with KW and Foreign Affairs‘ collaboration on the subject of the Bet. Kunst-Werke Chora (3rd floor, main building), 3 Euros.

A museum of cruelty

Das Museum der Grausamkeit. Ein Ausstellungsmanifest   1. Ausstellungen sollten Medien kultureller Selbstverständigung sein.   Exhibitions should be the medium of cultural self-understanding.   2. Die Institution muss die Auseinandersetzung mit den Gesetzen und Zwängen des Museums selbst führen und darf diese nicht allein der Kunst oder dem Künstler überlassen.   The institution has to […]

“Whose English?” – frieze d/e Issue 4: Launch and Roundtable

Dear Friends, Our upcoming fourth issue marks the first full year of our dual-language quarterly. To celebrate the release of our spring issue, we’re hosting a launch event at the Salon Populaire at 7pm on March 10. In keeping with the magazine’s bilingual nature, we’ll be asking questions about the nature of ‘Globish’, or global […]

To Have and To Need at the NGBK

Guests: Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson (Rotterdam/Berlin) Claudia Firth (London) Language: English/German Venue: NGBK event space, 1st floor Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V. Oranienstraße 25, D-10999 Berlin Tel.: 49 (0)30 616 513-0 Email: HYPERLINK „mailto:office@ngbk.de“office@ngbk.de Internet: HYPERLINK „http://www.ngbk.de//“www.ngbk.de Since the end of 2010, an informal circle of Berlin-based persons involved in art has been […]

On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life

Conversations with Eric Santner An evening organized by Felix Ensslin / subjektile; a series published by diaphanes Eric L. Santner (professor in Modern Germanic Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago) in conversation with Luisa Banki (translator of „On the Psychotheology of Everday Life“ and of the Subjektile publication „Why Psychoanalysis?“ by A. […]


Ein Gastmahl. Dinner, drinks and discussions on … Taking up on the ancient Greek tradition of coming together to eat and drink while discussing philosophical questions, we would like to introduce a series of joint dinner-conversations at the Salon. Starting from both philosophical texts and personal experiences, stories and thoughts, we invite a number of […]


A series of evenings brought to you by Ana Teixeira Pinto; followed by drinks and music. The attention span of an average adult is 20 minutes, and we do not intend to cross your threshold. Inspired by Pecha-Cucha evenings, each speaker will present his or her topic of choice in only 15 minutes.


The series Performing Books explores possible models to present, introduce and/or talk about books. The evenings attempt circumventing the recount or mere doubling of the respective book’s content and intentions. The book here is used as an object or starting point from which to traverse individual experiences to engage in a discussion with the audience.


The series is concerned with painting as a discursive practice. Off the Painting questions and discusses how and to what extent painted images have an argument beyond their surface. The invited guests are theoretically and practically involved with painting, visual culture and related fields. The talks are both a reflection on the current position of […]


For Salon Populaire’s second year, we have chosen Labor and Transcendence as topics to constitute the frame for our investigations. In our neoliberal-capitalist system, economy is the layout for the production, treatment and exploitation of subjectivity. Labor provides us with an identity, a role and a place in society as entrepreneurs of the self. At […]

Screening: Drama Queens

A play by Elmgreen & Dragset; with Text by Tim Etchells Drama Queens is a play without actors. Seven 20th century superstar sculptures find themselves trapped on a theatre stage and out of their usual context. How do they interact with this new environment and with each other? The drama unfolds through a series of […]


In its first year, Salon Populaire followed two thematic threads, which evolved from the composition of the project itself. On the one hand, we were interested in current conceptions and the handling of space, which have given important impulses to the content and the formal direction of the salon. Out of this, we developed preliminary […]

My Place

With the last event of the series, Film City Berlin reaches the recent past: the coming of age of the re-united city, symbolized by retro-style representational architecture and private town houses filling up the empty lots. The evening reflects on Berlin’s social transformations, the processes of commercialisation and the alleged rise of the so called […]


A series of Mises-en-Scènes by Florian Wüst In a series of monthly evenings, Florian Wüst seeks to contextualize Salon Populaire spatially: by showing and commenting on selected film references and excerpts, he reflects on the history and the present of West Berlin – as the ’storefront of the free West‘, as a site for the […]


The series “Exhibition and the Act of Exhibiting“ approaches the contemporary art world’s ongoing debate on the role of the Curator. The series does not focus solely on the curator and his or her work, but attempts to present their role in light of its whole context and with regard to other actors in the […]


Salon Populaire partners with the Künstlerhaus Bethanien to showcase time-based works and special productions by the center’s artists in residence. Künstlerhaus Bethanien promotes contemporary art and is a center for 25 artists in residence. At the salon, they are invited to leave their studio practice and engage with an audience in an event open to […]