Established in 1984 to foster creativity and experimentation, Next Wave is the most comprehensive platform in Australia for a new generation of artists taking creative risks. With Next Wave celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, curator Katie Lenanton decided upon the idea of “celebration” as the “scent narrative” underpinning the project:
The sense of smell is often an issue in public discourse. Current odorizing and scent marketing practices are under critical scrutiny. The current documentary Stink! appears as a challenge to the industry.
“…The arts world of the 21st century should take these innovations as a challenge to make resonant new works incorporating aromas, and not allow these tools to simply become devices for social grooming and more effective product placement.
An excellent piece by Dana El Masri on “cities of jasmine, roses of beloveds: scent, identity, and culture in the Middle East”:
Larry Shiner, a philosopher in the field of aesthetics, published a must-read academic treatise on piece by Larry Shiner on the confusing but ever-relevant subject of perfumes & art (Shiner 2015).
The evacuation suit is part of Catherine Sarah Young’s Climate Change Couture project.
The10th Mercosul Biennial opened in Porto Alegre, Brazil with a major exhibition on smell: Olfactory: Smell in Art.
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio art. Osmobox drawings were exhibited at Galerie Charlot in Paris (2014). Osmoboxes are visually identical but completely distinct in their olfactory identity. Every scent in the Osmobox series is unique and constitutes the core of the artwork.
The Book of Scented Things collects poems reflecting the experience of selected vials of perfume.
If you’ve ever wondered just what the hell stearoxytrimethylsilane is and what exactly it’s doing in your face wash, WIRED published a list of sources that might help.
V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society.
“The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking itself. Immediately, at the very moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertoires throughout the brain, polling one center after another for...
TheOlfactive.com is a concept scent gallery that speaks on works of scent art by various artists, bringing together a collection of international artist and designers.
L’Artisan Parfumeur allied themselves with Meilleur Ouvrier de France pastry chef Arnaud Larher to create L’Exquis inspired by their new perfume Noir Exquis.
From 2003 to 2014, scientist and perfume critic Luca Turin (The Secret of Scent, Perfumes: the A-Z Guide) wrote two widely admired columns for distinguished Swiss magazine NZZ Folio. This is the first time many of these writings have been published in the original.