Maki Ueda will be giving a 3 weeks course on olfactory art titled “How to Confuse Your Senses” in The Netherlands.
This is the last week-end to experience the group show with: Akiko Hoshina, Atsunobu Kohira, Boris Raux, Maki Ueda.
The exhibition ‘The Smell Of War’ is divided into two parts. The main part consists of works by international ‘olfactory (smell) artists who use scent as a medium. A second component includes base the (gas) mask as a protective agent against gas attacks but also stopping odors, i.e. the non-smelling.
The exhibition at the Museum Villa Rot (22/03/15 – 02/08/15) presents installations by international contemporary artists, who examine the sense of smell and fragrances, their cause, composition, effect and memory potential under different aspects.
In the context of upcoming research on the sense of smell in contemporary art practice, Ashraf Osman recently conducted interviews with two key players in the realm: Brian Goeltzenleuchter, an artist based in San Diego, CA, and Robert Blackson, a curator based in Philadelphia, PA. The interviews focused on the norms, processes, and institutions that promote or hinder the use of the sense of smell in art.