Urban Scent Walk in Shanghai

In the context of the Y Think Tank at Tongji University in Shanghai, this workshop provided the opportunity to experience the ephemeral materiality of scents and smells and to reflect of its cultural and economic relevance.

“The Sense of Smell” workshop in Cambridge

The UK Semiochemistry Network, comprises a varied group of people who are interested in the sense of smell – olfaction. Here is the program for the next workshop  including contributions from Christophe Laudamiel, the Weizman Institute, Thomas Hummel an many other leader scholars and professionals.

A survey on fragrance regulation

An excellent must-read nuanced critical article by Pia Long about the complex web of fragrance regulation, its intricacies and shortcomings. Some of its arguments are debatable not only among natural perfumers:

DADA’s birthday party

On February 5, 1916, DADA was born in Zurich. On July 4, 2015, the exhibition Mother DADA’s Flower Rage celebrates DADA’s 99.58 birthday with text, pictures and installations by the artist Gabrielle von Bernstorff at the Charlemagne Cultural Center in Zurich.

A new essence of life?

A company promises to provide ‘olfactory comfort’ by making a perfume from the distilled scent of our dearly departed. Could it catch on?

Workshops – www.bildtaktik.de

In conjunction with the exhibition BILDTAKTIK in Dresden, Germany, a two-day workshop (June 26 – 27 2015) is being offered on “The Vocabulary of Invisibility: Investigation and foray into the volatile world of smells”.

L’Art Olfactif Contemporain

A major new publication in French on contemporary olfactory art is out now from Classiques Garnier. The book gathers the input of experts from different disciplinary fields (philosophers, art historians, neurobiologists, artists, and perfumers) who examine the conditions behind the emergence of olfactory art and explore contemporary artistic practices founded...

A Nose for Innovation: A Bernese Tradition?

The city of Bern runs a lively blog that monthly discusses business related issues in the economic area of the Swiss capital. Through it, a diverse selection of people from business, culture, civil service and society engage in public discourse. In this context, Claus Noppeney identifies “olfactory milestones” in the...

Anicka Yi exhibiting at Kunsthalle Basel

Anicka Yi now tackles the matter of forgetting by creating new work that refers to and takes up themes from her past production and incorporates an exhibition-specific smell—the scent of forgetting—which wafts through the galleries.

Olfactory Fatigue | Frieze

Pamela Rosenkranz’s Swiss Pavilion in Venice to the Serpentine Gallery’s own perfume, Alice Hattrick investigates the art world’s increasing engagement with scent.