Sunday, February 20, 2011

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center took a break from its exhibition program at the end of 2007 and formally ended its activities under this name in 2010. In 2008 major renovations of the building that had hosted Platform Garanti, as well as the former Ottoman Bank Headquarters in Galata were initiated in order to combine elements of Platform's previous activities with those of Garanti Gallery and the Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Center. The newly formed institution SALT opened its first venue at 136 ─░stiklal Caddesi on April 9, 2011. The physical documents and information accumulated by Platform Garanti will be incorporated into SALT Research at SALT Galata, which opens in Fall 2011 and all digital files will in time be hosted at www.saltonline.org