Monday, December 13, 2010

smelly art

Lately, I have been busy (procrastinating on) writing my grad school applications. In the course of my research, I discovered a new kind of art. In the last half century or so, art has popped up that is not primarily visual. There is sound art and art you can touch and interact with. And now, there is smell art. The Museum of Arts and Design in New York is opening the Centre of Olfactory Art in November 2011. Although the scents seem to all be perfumes created throughout history, they will be presented independent of their packages so the viewer - wait, smeller - can fully experience the artfulness of the smell. Maybe if olfactory art takes off, people will be creating scents just for art exhibitions.

Art you can smell by Ernesto Neto

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