“In social organizations smell is a rich unconscious background to everything else.” – OLIVER SACKS
Brian Eno altered the course of both pop and experimental music. He is now 70 years old. After leaving Roxy Music in 1973, he went on to become one of the most widely extolled producers of the late 20th century. He’s also become a legendary solo artist in his own right...
“There are strong perfumes for which all matter is porous. One would say they go through glass…” — CHARLES BAUDELAIRE
In today’s art world the sensorium is focused on the visual. A closer look however reveals that the sense of smell should no longer be neglected. Here is an ethnographic story from hanging out with art collectors at a recent edition of Art Basel that might be more telling and...
“We live in an age of ephemerality: The point for me is to expect everything else to become like perfume” – BRIAN ENO
“We can smell only what is in the process of wasting away…” — G.W.F. HEGEL,
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” – HELEN KELLER
“Constructing Meaning: Using Visual and Material Data” was the title of a Professional Development Workshop at the recent 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Anaheim.
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.
SCI is happy to invite you to EPHEMERAL MATERIALITIES: Scent in Swiss Art – 3 Positions, an exhibit of olfactory art curated by Ashraf Osman at the ArtContainer in Zurich.
“Smell is a quality not to be separated from matter.” – IVAN VAN BLOCH
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.
New Materialism is a growing movement rooted in neo-disciplines such as gender studies or science & technology studies. It challenges contemporary discourse as Karen Barad points out: “Language matters. Discourse matters. Culture matters. There is an important sense in which the only thing that does not seem to matter anymore...
The article Materializing the Immaterial by Nada Endrissat & Claus Noppeney captures central insights of our research on perfume-making. It outlines how the question of materializing the immaterial is approached by the creative director and the two perfumers.