From Sniffing to Art

The Sense of Smell in Artistic Production


In the context of the on-going re-examination of the collection at Kunstmuseum Thun, the first exhibition curated by Ashraf Osman and Anja Seiler focused on the olfactory aspects of the material and techniques of art making, which are often smelly, yet widely neglected. In this context, Claus Noppeney gave a talk on 16 March titled “From Sniffing to Art: The Sense of Smell in Artistic Production” (Vom Schnüffeln zur Kunst: Der Geruchssinn in der künstlerischen Produktion). Here is the PDF of the presentation (in German):