Non-Profit

SALTS

Since 2009, the art space supports young international artists to develop unique and exceptional projects.

SALTS supports young Swiss and international artists to develop unique and outstanding site-specific projects. Since 2009, the exhibitions have often materialised on site, in varied forms of media, always with the goal to push beyond the artists’ daily practice, while challenging the audience’s formal and conceptual expectations.

Each new project grows out of a unique commissioning process, born from an open-ended conversation, with the ultimate goal to become a landmark in an artist’s career. Off the usual gallery set-up and dynamics, SALTS is a non-for-profit Kunstverein that aims at developing proposals addressing the specificity of its location. An old family butcher shop, two converted garage boxes, a courtyard and a garden adjacent to the river Birs in the outskirts of Basel, are the elements each artist is offered to respond to formally and conceptually.

SALTS promotes an interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue and encourages involvement with other non-for-profits spaces, while fostering a dialogue with educational institutions on a national and international level. Today, SALTS is run by Samuel Leuenberger. Its exhibition program is curated by Samuel Leuenberger and Elise Lammer, and it hosts regular contributions by guest curators.

Opening hours during Art Basel 2019
June 14 – 16, 2pm – 6pm

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
fri 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm; sat 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BY APPOINTMENT:
mon, tue, wed, thu, sun

T: +41 61 311 7375
M: info@salts.ch
W: Website

ADDRESS
Hauptstrasse 12

ESTABLISHED
2009
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Printed Room – Poems 1990 – 2001
POEMS 1990-2001 is an exhibition featuring digital poetry produced or digitally reconfigured between...
19 Jun 2015 - 26 Jul 2015
Exhibitions
Nicolas Party: Panorama
Salts presents the first institutional exhibition in Switzerland by Brussels-based Swiss artist Nicolas...
19 Jun 2015 - 26 Jul 2015
Exhibitions
Courtesy of SALTS
A presentation of fine works, editions and objects by friends of SALTS. All pieces are for sale and will...
12 Dec 2015 - 29 Jan 2016
Exhibitions
The Night Holds Terror
SALTS presents “The Night Holds Terror”, an exhibition by Emanuel Röhss, a show that forms...
13 Dec 2015 - 29 Jan 2016
Exhibitions
The Printed Room – Works off Paper
Organised for The Printed Room at SALTS, Works off Paper groups works that investigate how recent cultural...
16 Jun 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Lena Henke: My Sidewalk Ballet
Together with curator Anna Goetz artist Lena Henke has been researching artistic garden and landscape...
16 Jun 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Piper Owen & Reynaud-Dewar Lili on How to Talk Dirty and Influence People
For their first institutional collaboration in Switzerland artists Owen Piper and Lili Reynaud Dewar...
16 Jun 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Cruising & Saltplex
SALTS re-opens its doors with two exhibitions exploring the figure of the Wanderer (digital, social,...
11 Sep 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
Exhibitions
Who are you?
SALTS presents “Who Are You?”, a group exhibition which aim is to explore the artist’s...
26 Nov 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Jan Kiefer: Honeybaked
SALTS presents “Honeybaked”, a solo exhibition by the artist Jan Kiefer, featuring a new...
19 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Exhibitions
Emily Mae Smith & Adam Henry: The Little Apocrypha
SALTS presents “The Little Apocrypha”, an exhibition, curated by Samuel Leuenberger and Elise...
22 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
Exhibitions
Melodie Mousset: A Fresh Burn Like A Double Tree
SALTS presents “A Fresh Burn Like A Double Tree”, a solo exhibition, curated by Samuel Leuenberger...
22 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
Exhibitions
Caroline Mesquita: The Visitors
The solo show is the artists first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland. Displayed are the...
15 Jun 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
Exhibitions
Ho King Man: Stiff Cotton Brain Stone
The show presents various short texts, which could be described as poems, thoughts, one’s inner...
16 Jun 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
Exhibitions
Sarah Margnetti starring Kiki Kogelnik
Having a background in decorative painting, Sarah Margnetti (born in 1983 in Monthey, lives and works...
09 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
Exhibitions
Bhanu Kapil: Performances
Constituting the final in a series of five exhibitions organized by New York-based curator Harry Burke...
15 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Exhibitions
Jumana Manna
Jumana Manna is a Palestinian artist who makes sculptures and video art. Her main theme is the issue...
15 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Exhibitions
Rodrigo Hernandez. The Gourd & The Fish
Working with the most classical media and techniques of art making, including drawing, sculpture and...
15 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Exhibitions
Body Splits
SALTS presents a group show Body Splits celebrating its 10 Years. The exhibition explores the representation...
14 Jun 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
Exhibitions
Twin Earth
SALTS presents the duo show Twin Earth of cosmographics by Marguerite Humeau & Julian Charriere....
14 Jun 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
Exhibitions
Tobias Spichtig: Fridges & Mind Again
SALTS presents the solo show Fridges & Mind Again of Tobias Spichtig, whose non-conformist aesthetics...
14 Jun 2019 - 24 Aug 2019