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OLFACTORY EXHIBITION #4: HOW DOES EVIL SMELL?
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OLFACTORY EXHIBITION #4: HOW DOES EVIL SMELL?

10. December 2016 – 22. January 2017 Kunstmuseum Thun / Projektraum Enter During the entire year, the question ‘How does art smell?’ was approached differently in the project room enter and presented in the experimental exhibition series Olfactory Exhibition. With works from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Thun, the series devoted itself to fragrance in … Continue reading

The Art and Olfaction Awards Announces Judges, Opens Submissions
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The Art and Olfaction Awards Announces Judges, Opens Submissions

An international panel heralds an ongoing commitment to dialogue and community in global independent perfumery. Continuing its commitment to broadening global communication in our field, the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) is delighted to announce that the fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards (AOA) events will take place in Europe: the twenty-five shortlisted perfumes and projects will be … Continue reading

"It's in the Air!" Olfactory Art News
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"It's in the Air!" Olfactory Art News

The Geneva newspaper, Le Courrier, has published an article by Samuel Schellenberg on olfactory art, C’est dans l’air!, which features the Scent Culture Institute and our Kunstmuseum Thun series, as well as olfactory artist Peter de Cupere, Mike Bouche’s “The Zurich Load” at Manifesta 11, and Museum Tinguely‘s “Belle Haleine: The Scent of Art“. The article comes with a companion piece, «Une … Continue reading

Scent Culture Club: Best Strange Fragrances
Scent Culture Club

Scent Culture Club: Best Strange Fragrances

Dear Scent Culture Enthusiasts, We hope you had a lovely break and are enjoying the summer! We’re happy to resume our meetups with a series exploring the Top Ten lists from Turin & Sanchez’s Perfumes: The Guide. We’ll start with the last of these (since it happens to be my favorite): Best Strange Fragrances. What makes a scent “strange” and … Continue reading

Olfactory Exhibition #3: Collecting Fragrances
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Olfactory Exhibition #3: Collecting Fragrances

27. August – 20. November 2016 Kunstmuseum Thun / Projektraum Enter Opening: 26. August 2016, 18:30 – 21 Uhr In the series Olfactory exhibition, which deals with an experimental arrangement of scents and art, the third exhibition entitled Collecting fragrances focuses on personal olfactory worlds. In a collaboration between Kunstmuseum Thun and Pro Infirmis Bern, the … Continue reading

BEHIND THE SCENES: Schnupperschau 2
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BEHIND THE SCENES: Schnupperschau 2

26. June 2016 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Kunstmuseum Thun, Projektraum Enter Hofstettenstr. 14, Thun Have you ever wanted to know how a scent-art-exhibition comes about? On Sunday, June 26, go behind the scenes of “Olfactory Exhibition #2: In The Open Air“/«Schnupperschau 2 – Unter freiem Himmel» with a conversation with its curators, Anja Seiler and Ashraf Osman. In English … Continue reading

Scent Culture Club 4: "Diary of Smells – Shards" & Samples Exchange
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Scent Culture Club 4: "Diary of Smells – Shards" & Samples Exchange

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 6:00 PM Zentrum Karl der Grosse (Kirchgasse 14, Zürich) @ Terrassenzimmer For the last Scent Culture Club meet-up before the summer break, we will explore a work, “Diary of Smells – Shards“, by Brazilian artist, Josely Carvalho. “Diary of Smells [is] an on-going, multi-sensorial project by Josely Carvalho in which she directly uses natural … Continue reading

Schnupperschau (Olfactory Exhibition) #2 Update
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Schnupperschau (Olfactory Exhibition) #2 Update

We’re happy to bring you some images of the Schnupperschau (Olfactory Exhibition) #2: Unter freiem Himmel (In The Open Air) at Kunstmuseum Thun, Projektraum Enter (14. May – 7. August 2016): ..as well as the exhibition’s text: The exhibition is also featured in the current issue of Surprise magazine; and its co-curator, Ashraf Osman, was featured in … Continue reading

Scent Culture Club 3: “The Art of Scent” vs. “The Scent of Art”
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Scent Culture Club 3: “The Art of Scent” vs. “The Scent of Art”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 6:00 PM Zentrum Karl der Grosse (Kirchgasse 14, Zürich) Terrassenzimmer (not Barockzimmer) Dear Scent Culture Enthusiasts, In our third meet-up, we will examine two different approaches to scent in museums, through the lens of two historic exhibitions: The Art of Scent: 1889 – 2012 (Museum of Arts & Design, New York; Nov. 2012 … Continue reading