“The Art of Scent” curated by Chandler Burr at the Museum of Art & Design in New York in 2012 has been a major milestone in the recent history of scent culture. In an interview during the exhibition with Artforum Chandler Burr referred even to perfume (!) “as an artistic medium”. The show presented twelve pivotal fragrances, dating from 1889 to the present. In 2015, it was also presented in Madrid. Later on the show was also presented in Spain.
Given the commercial nature of the scents presented in the exhibition it is almost logical to position the 3rd edition in a shopping mall in Dubai.
Running until July 12, The Art of Scent Exhibition is organised by Perfumery & Co and curated by former New York Times Perfume Critic, Chandler Burr, in collaboration with Art Emaar. The Art of Scent Exhibition delves into the works of Thierry Wasser, Christophe Laudamiel, Patricia de Nicolaï, Daphnée Bugey and Jérome Epinette. According to media coverage Burr has paired each work of scent art with a stylistically and technical similar work of visual art, chosen from s extensive collection of contemporary works – displayed in Fashion Avenue.