The exhibition ‘The Smell Of War’ is divided into two parts. The main part consists of works by international ‘olfactory (smell) artists who use scent as a medium. A second component includes base the (gas) mask as a protective agent against gas attacks but also stopping odors, i.e. the non-smelling.
The exhibition at the Museum Villa Rot (22/03/15 – 02/08/15) presents installations by international contemporary artists, who examine the sense of smell and fragrances, their cause, composition, effect and memory potential under different aspects.
In Pamela Rosenkranz’s show at the Swiss pavilion, “Our Product,“ the artist worked with master perfumers Dominique Ropion and Frederic Malle to create a giant pool of scented liquid that represents the Central European skin color.
The smell of the moon has been a recurring topic in popular as well as academic science. Following their expedition astronauts described the smell of the moon. MOON, Scratch and Sniff is commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and was launched there as part of an event on olfactory art in September 2010.
An upcoming exhibit at Tate Britain experiments with sensory experiences to deepen the way visitors perceive different works.