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.
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...
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.
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.
Discussing the work of Peter de Cupere the New York Times notes “the strange power of olfactory art”.
Last summer, we made a connection between Exsence, the annual meeting of the independent perfume business in Milano, and the emerging Art and Olfaction Awards at Los Angeles resulting in a wonderful partnership and a great session at Exsence 2016.
An upcoming exhibit at Tate Britain experiments with sensory experiences to deepen the way visitors perceive different works.
A second look inside–and a different take on–a couple of art exhibits examining scent, by Ashraf Osman and Claus Noppeney:
Once in a while the glamorous world of bespoke perfumes gets featured in the important papers.
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.