Scratch & sniff in city marketing

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.

NZZ: “Mehr als schöner Atem” (More than beautiful breath)

The NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), the Swiss newspaper of record, published a review of the Belle Haleine: The Scent of Art exhibition at Museum Tinguely in Basel penned by SCI’s Claus Noppeney. The review, titled “Mehr als schöner Atem” (More than beautiful breath) explores different artistic strategies employed at the...

New Yorker features experimental scent

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. 

Anna-Sabina Zürrer & The Search for the Essence

The newest (April) issue of the main Swiss art monthly publication, Kunstbulletin, features an article on Swiss artist, Anna-Sabina Zürrer, titled “Die Suche nach der Essenz” (The Search for the Essence) written by SCI’s Claus Noppeney and Ashraf Osman.

“Gagosian smell”

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.

Being good!

“Smelling good is a sign of being good. It is said that ‘we are what we eat’—but it is also true that we are what we smell like: fragrant or foul, good or bad.  ” – Antony Synnott

Cross-cultural research makes a difference

Since ancient times there  has been the common belief that the experience of a smell is impossible to put into words. The New Yorker presents an overview of more recent cross-cultural research challenging this belief: Culture, not biology, rules the relation between smell and language