SALT Ulus, opened on April 3, 2013, is an annex to the former Ottoman Bank facing Gençlik Park, which is a renowned landscape project of the Republican era.
As modern Turkey’s capital, Ankara has a deep and complex social history. Yet, during the last two decades it has become trapped by the shadow of burgeoning arts and cultural development taking place almost exclusively in İstanbul. Aware of the imbalance of contemporary cultural activity across Turkey, but in particular the stark contrast between the current situations in the country’s two most important cities, SALT finds it imperative to create a network that broadens the current İstanbul-focused cultural agenda.
SALT Ulus is therefore launched to encourage research to be developed in Ankara in parallel to that being conducted in İstanbul.