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"The Art of Scent & The Scent of Art" on 'Perfumer & Flavorist'

A second look inside–and a different take on–a couple of art exhibits examining scent, by Ashraf Osman:

In 2012, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York inaugurated an exhibition titled The Art of Scent: 1889–2012; and this month, Museum Tinguely in Basel inaugurated an exhibition titled Belle Haleine—The Scent of Art. While both exhibitions are concerned with scent and art, the two are different on many levels. For one, the former presented commercially available perfumes, whereas the latter declares flatly that it is not a perfume exhibition. So, why would two exhibitions on scent and art be so different?

Ernesto Neto, Mentre niente accade / While nothing happens, 2008 (Detail) Elastane, wood, spices, sand, 1500 x 600 x 400 cm Private Collection © Ernesto Neto; Photo: Giorgio Benni, Courtesy the artist and Macro – Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma

Ernesto Neto, Mentre niente accade / While nothing happens, 2008 (Detail)
Elastane, wood, spices, sand, 1500 x 600 x 400 cm – Private Collection
© Ernesto Neto; Photo: Giorgio Benni, Courtesy the artist and Macro – Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma

Read the full review on the Perfumer & Flavorist website:
http://www.perfumerflavorist.com/fragrance/trends/The-Art-of-Scent–The-Scent-of-Art–295901721.html

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