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

"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

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

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

Scents of Exile
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Scents of Exile

Scents of Exile is an olfactory art project curated by Ashraf Osman (Artinect) in partnership with Syndicate and Givaudan. It takes as its point of departure an evocative text about memory, identity and nostalgia associated with scents of cities and places no longer accessible, from In the Presence of Absence by renowned Arab poet Mahmoud Darwish.   Recently, the proposal for Scents … Continue reading

"Ephemeral Materialities" at the ArtContainer, Zürich
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"Ephemeral Materialities" at the ArtContainer, Zürich

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. The exhibit runs till Nov. 13 (it is ephemeral after all), and is open Wed. – Sat. 2:30 – 6:30 pm (or by appointment). Please join us for the finissage on … Continue reading

"The Art of Scent & The Scent of Art" on 'Perfumer & Flavorist'
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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 … Continue reading