The Art of Scent is the latest Museum of Art and Design (MAD) exhibit, which uniquely relies on a person's sense of smell rather than sight or even touch. Despite what people may think, art mainly relies on one thing: emotion. Smell is often thought of as the strongest link to memories and feelings. Thus, the Art of Scent may not seem as odd an art exhibit as some may initially believe it to be.
Curated by Chandler Burr, the Art of Scent will focus on 12 works made between 1889 and 2012, including Ernest Beaux’s Chanel N° 5 from 1921, Jean-Claude Ellena’s Osmanthe Yunnan from 2006 and Daniela Andrier’s Untitled, which was created in 2010. A first of its kind, it will provide unprecedented insight into the intricate creation of each fragrance.
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