“Wherever I create something I like, I can be sure that it is too far out.” – ANDREAS WILHELM
“The Perfumative. Perfume in Art and Design” was the title of an international conference at Zurich University of the Arts (8-10 November 2018). The conference seeked to open up a dialogue between perfumers, researchers, designers, and artists.
“As a perfumer I am the car. The FDM is the driver.” – Andreas Wilhelm
The olfactory dimension of automobility is the core theme of a recent essay by Claus Noppeney published in “Das Magazin” a weekly supplement to several Swiss newspapers.
Dialogue of the senses and nonverbal communication being core subjects in her artistic practice, the artist Ines Lechleitner started her research for a river perfume based on the river Rhine in Basel for her solo exhibition “Das Rhein Rauschen” curated by Emilie Bruner.
An interesting lecture series on the smell of architecture is scheduled for Basel including a contribution by Andreas Wilhelm.
Marta Kwiatkowski is currently cuarting the art project 17,2m3 Bümpliz, which uses 3 identical transparent cubes to cultivate and concentrate a kind of collective cultural memory trough the interpretation of smell. The project will take place during the big city festival of Bern in August. The artists are Lea-Nina Fischer, Esther Tellenbach, Tamara...
In addition to the curatorial exhibition statement presented earlier, below are views of the three positions presented in EPHEMERAL MATERIALITIES: Scent in Swiss Art, as well as further information about the works.
It seems, in our times of antiseptic cities and scentless cyber-existence, the hunger for scent in the cultural arena is larger than ever. As such, the Urban Scent Walk (USW) seems to have hit the spot at the 2014 Biennale Bern!
Explore the old town of Bern by nose: How does Bern smell today? What stories do the fragrant and the foul smells in the city tell? How does smell permeate life in the city? The Urban Scent Walk explores the old town of Bern as a smellscape and an olfactory...