Ephemera brings together scent and sound. The label presents olfactory compositions based on musical resonances and reverberations.
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 latest issue of Arts Hebdo Medias focuses on olfactory art.
FRAGments is a curated perfume-as-art celebration at of all things olfactory at Los Angeles. The West Coast is becoming a creative hotbed for artisan and indie perfumers.
There is an increasing interest in olfaction, scent, smell and perfume in major design schools. Here is another great example from London.
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.
Scratch-and-sniff stickers became popular in the late 1970s. Since then they have been used in different contexts. In these days, the British city York uses microencapsulated city smelly to promote the city as a tourist destination.
Last Friday, at the second annual Art and Olfaction Awards, in Los Angeles, four of the evening’s five Golden Pears went to traditional fragrances… The real excitement, however, lay in the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Use of Scent, which was new to the event this year.
Discussing the work of Peter de Cupere the New York Times notes “the strange power of olfactory art”.
An upcoming exhibit at Tate Britain experiments with sensory experiences to deepen the way visitors perceive different works.
Anicka Yi is known for her interest in feminism, body politics, and sensory experience and thus a point of reference for reflecting on the sense of smell in art.
Uncovering the smell of the past Révélateur uncovers the smell of the past and adds a contextual layer of information.