SALT Beyoğlu

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Hours:
Monday, closed; Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00pm-8:00pm; Sunday, 10:30am-6:00pm

Type:
Art Galleries

SALT is an innovative institution that made its debut on Istanbul’s arts scene in the beginning of 2011. A non-profit organization funded by Garanti Bank, SALT has ambitions of becoming Turkey’s largest cultural institution. SALT is not a museum, art or architectural institution, research facility or gallery, but a venue that stands for innovation. Working in conjunction with the greater changes that are currently taking place in Istanbul’s arts scene, SALT hosts exhibitions and conferences, engages in interdisciplinary research projects, and has a library and archives for public use. SALT’s activities are split between two Garanti-owned buildings, SALT Beyoğlu on İstiklal Caddesi, and SALT Galata, on Bankalar Caddesi in Karaköy.

 

The six-story SALT building on Istiklal Caddesi dates back to the 19th century and was originally known as the Siniossoglou Apartments. Following extensive renovations, the building now features 1,130 m2 of exhibition space, archival space, offices, a café called Bistro, Robinson Crusoe bookshop, a walk-in cinema, and a rooftop terrace-garden designed by architect Fritz Haeg.

 

Directions:

From Tünel Meydan, walk up Istikal Caddesi in the direction of Taksim. After approximately five minutes you will see SALT on the left hand side (before you reach Galatasaray Meydan.)

 

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