Peter de Cupere’s “Smoke Flowers” in Venice
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Peter de Cupere’s “Smoke Flowers” in Venice

A site-specific scent-installation presented at Command Alternative Escape in Venice, Italy from May 6 – 13, 2017 (curated by Natasha Pradhan):   “Peter de Cupere is arguably the most innovative olfactory artist of our time. His previous works have inspired refugees to confront and heal seated traumas; provoked estranged intimacies by inviting the public to enter into … Continue reading

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

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

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

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