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Olfactory dance: SWEAT

Perfumance: SMELL MY COLOUR

Olfactory video: DRUNKEN

INVISIBLE SCENT PAINTINGS

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Overview book: 20 years working with scents

Olfactory Art, Scent in Context

472 pages, 3KG, + 1500 Photos, 22 Scratch & Sniff images, 5 cm thick

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06.04 - 19.05.2019

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The-Meadow-Landscape-painting-2Group exhibition
L.A.C. Lieu d'Art Contemporain, Sigean (FR)
July 6 - September 22, 2019

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The_Island_Air_Perfume_Painting_01_2011-2018

28.11.2018 - 08.01.2019

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Bruxelles, BE

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Until January 8, 2019

Begijnhofkerk, Brussels, BE

For Flemish Masters in Situ, I set out to create a fragrance that would inspire visitors to experience and look at a painting in a completely new way.

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LONDON— We are pleased to announce that the Contribution to Scent Culture Award goes to Peter de Cupere for his lifetime and ongoing achievements!

The award is made public in the 5th annual Art and Olfaction Awards ceremony, on April 21, 2018 at The Tabernacle in London.

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 Smoke-Flower-008--Peter-de-Cupere-2017April 5, 2018

MILAN— We are pleased to announce that artist Peter de Cupere is for the second year nominated for the 2018 Art and Olfaction Awards, which we made public in a special press event at Esxence, in Milan, on April 5, 2018.

With the work Smoke Flowers Peter de Cupere made once more a statement to the society. Moved by the abusive impact that modern industry and contemporary lifestyles have on nature's purity, the artist has managed to conjure real flowers to regurgitate the fumes of industrial pollution.

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Peter-de-Cupere--Photo-by-Michiel-PauwelsLecture: The power of Scent. Scent in Context by Peter de Cupere
18-19.04.2018

Location: The Swedenborg Society, London

Org. by The Institute of Art and Olfaction, L.A. 


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Scents of Conditions / Olfactory Art

Scents of Conditions consists of three benches.

Through a series of delicate mechanisms created by the artist, each of these three benches envelopes the unsuspecting visitor that takes a seat with the scent of a particular condition accompanied by smoke.

The smoke is vapor-based and is not toxic nor harmful in any way.

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Schermafbeelding_2018-01-04_om_14.10.3619.01.2018   20:00-22:30

MEDIAMATIC

 With: Peter de Cupere, Kate McLean, Klara Ravat, Laura Speed, Cecilia Bembibre,Han van der Vegt

This Odorama is co-curated by Caro Verbeek, Saskia Wilson-Brown and Klara Ravat.

 

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Salft-Flowers-Ecce-Homo-1117.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition: Ecce Homo. See Human

63 artists living in Belgium.

9 Locations

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Herkenrode Refuge
Maastrichterstraat 100, Hasselt, Belgium

02.07 - 03.09.2017

 

 

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14.06 - 24.09.2017

For over 20 years, Peter de Cupere has been using scent as a medium for his works. He is therefore also the olfactory artist who is most in demand worldwide. An ever reoccurring central theme in his works is the inquiry of climate change. He thus created a very extreme work for the Ijssel biennial in The Netherlands, Salt Flowers.

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Peter-de-Cupere-scratch-and-sniff-Black-Oil-Painting-03A new serie of scratch & sniff paintings.

Starting from traditional art themes like: Still Lifes, Flowers, Food, Landscape, War and Portraits paintings, often referring to famous historical art works. These paintings can only be read by touching them with the fingers, scratching the surface and smelling the scent that's added to the painting to unveil the content of the coloured painted surface. Scent is used to give context to the work.

The paintings are made on a traditional way using oil paint, nevertheless the artist implemented new technologies based on scent micro-encapsulation.

These works are part of several series where artist Peter de Cupere is working on. Besides using the tradition kitschy cadres to refer to old paintings, the artist is also working on scent paintings where no cadre is added. The use of a traditional cadre in some of the works is pure to add a link to the idea of traditional painting.

These works follows previous art works where the artist is using scratch & sniff technology.

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New Works

Smoke-Flower-002--Peter-de-Cupere-2017 COMMAND ALTERNATIVE ESCAPE

Venice, Italy

May 6 - 13, 2017

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Exhibition News

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06.05- 17.09.2017

The  tenth-anniversary exhibition entitled ‘XY’ – ‘X’ for 10 and ‘Y’ for years- at the Lommel GlazenHuis is the glass museum’s twenty-fourth show. GlazenHuis has invited twenty-four artists and designers to demonstrate up-to-date uses of glass within the field of fine and applied arts in Belgium.

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Museum_to_scale_exhibition MUSEUM TO SCALE 1/7 in the Ghisla Art Collection in Locarno, Switzerland

Curated by Ronny van de Velde

18.03.2017 - 28.01.2018

 

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Aromatic-art-reconstructedSYMPOSIUM: 24.02.2017

EXHIBITION: 24.02 - 23.05.2017

Smell, the neglected sense

Though unnoticed, our sense of smell is a major mood determiner. Scents evoke vivid childhood memories. They are part of our identity: we each have a scent that is as unique as our fingerprints.

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Solo Exhibition

De Warande, Turnhout, BE

09.09.2016 - 22.01.2017

 

 

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Sex Smells Geruch einer antitranspiranten Gesellschaft

Kunstverein Wolfsburg, curator Jennifer Bork, Wolfsburg, DE

02.09–06.11.2016

Until November 6, you can see two drawings that are made with the artist his body sweat (The Runner, 2001, The Blowjob, 2001) in the exhibition Sex Smells in Kunstverein Wolfsburg - Germany. Exhibition curated by Jennifer Bork, more info on http://www.kunstverein-wolfsburg.de
The drawings were created with my sweat after doing the visualized action


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Peter de Cupere

Olfactory Art

Scent in Context

20 years working with scents

472 pages, 3KG, > 1500 Photos, 22 Scratch & Sniff images, 5 cm thick

Texts by Peter de Cupere, Caro Verbeek (Odorama & Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Ashraf Osman (The Scent Culture Institute), Willem Elias ( Prof. Culture Philosophy, President of the HISK), Hsuan L. Hsu (Prof. English Univeristy of California, Davis), Koan Jeff Baysa ( curator Institute Art & Olfaction, L.A.), Ruth Renders (Art Critic Specialised in Art and Film studies)

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Exhibition News

lezing-warandeCaro Verbeek interviews Peter de Cupere for his solo-exhibition in the Warande, Turnhout, BE

09.10.2016 ( 14.30u)

De Warande Turnhout, BE

Caro Verbeek is

Caro Verbeek an art historian specialized in Olfactory Art, organisator of Odorama in Amsterdam and works in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL

Lectures

MADAME-POIVRE-2

Unidentical Twins

Rotary Izegem, curator Gery Van Tendeloo, Kortrijk, BE,

17.09 – 09.10.2016

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sniff-your-jail-peter-de-cupereSolo Exhibition

Court of Justice, Tongeren, BE

14.05.2016 - 19.06.2016


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Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL


20.12.2015 - 24.01.2016

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peter-de-cupere-in-the-cloudsOlfactory art and other smelly businesses

Lecture organized by Caro Verbeek.

08.10.2015
20:00h

Mediamatic, Amsterdam NL

 

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affiche-web-mail 24.09.2015 - 27.10.2015

Location: PXL-MAD, Hasselt, De Kooi

MANUFrACTURE

Images and thoughts that matter

 

 

 

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Jazz-age12.09.2015 - 13.03.2016

Curator: Kenneth Ramaekers

Location: Fashion Museum Hasselt, BE

From September 12 2015 through March 13 2016, the Fashion Museum Hasselt invites visitors to step into the magnificent and captivating world of the Roaring Twenties. The exhibition is not a chronological overview, but is conceived as a meandering walk along the themes that sketched the exciting history and the context of this ravishing decade. In addition, the exhibition also focuses on the manner in which the 1920s continue to influence today's fashion.

 

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Scent-of-cacao1-119/20 - 09 - 2015

Location: World Expo Milan, IT

Curator: Christophe De Jaeger

Organisation: GLUON

Belgium has a long tradition in the chocolate industry and nowadays Brussels is known as the ‘chocolate city’. Yet the innovation in this industry threatens to stagnate and more than ever there is a need for innovative ideas that vivify this industry. In cooperation with the company Callebaut, Gluon organizes the living lab ‘Una Grande Abbuffata’ that connects artists and important chefs from the chocolate industry in a quest for innovation. This will result in a number of challenging ideas and prototypes for chocolate structures. The results of this search will be exhibited at the World Expo in Milan during the Brussels Days.

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05.09.2015 - 27.09.2015

In september staat hedendaagse kunst centraal in Tongeren. Tussen 5 en 27 september tonen 14 toonaangevende kunstenaars werk op 11 historische en/of verassende locaties in het stadscentrum van Tongeren. Deze eerste groepstentoonstelling in het kader van het kunstproject ‘De 9de Maand’ wordt een visueel hoogstandje, met werk van gevestigde én jonge, opkomende kunstenaars. De eerste editie zet dus meteen de toon met kunstenaars als Nancy Slangen, Frans Heirbaut, Dave Donné, Liliane Vertessen, Bruno Vekemans, Daniel Hernandez Salazar, Nadia Naveau, Nick Andrews, Nick Ervinck, Tom Liekens, Jan Decleir, Lorenzo Pompa, Serge Gangolf en Peter de Cupere.

 

 

 


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Scent City Walk in Palermo

25.07.2015

10:00h - 22:00h

Curated by Chiara Canali

 


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The-Scent-Reader-Peter-4
04.07.2015 - 30.08.2015

 

 

 

 

 


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Museum Beelden aan Zee

20.05.2015 - 30.08.2015

 

 

 

 

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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires Argentina

17.07.2015 - 12.09.2015
















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Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro

16.12.2015 - 14.02.2016

Smoke Cloud in the exhibition The Importance of Being.

Inside the cloud there's the smell of air pollution.

   

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Mondriaanhuis

30.05.2015 - 18.10.2015

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mail-the-smell-o-war-800x1000An exhibition to remember 100 years first gas attacks World War 1

 
Curated by Peter de Cupere

01.05.2015 - 30.08.2015

Castle De Lovie, Poperinge

The Smell of War will shed light on the first gas attacks in World War 1 and deals with the fascinating phenomenon of odour and thereby goes beyond the usual museum based form of experiencing art.

International artists from the present day demonstrate that scent can really be context and /or concept of the work. Scents evoke memories and so also emotions and associations, but let the beholder also re-think and reflect about the context of the work.

The main focus of the exhibition lies on the olfactory artworks about gas attacks and chemical wars, as well as on the not-smelling aspect by protection of gas masks. So we also show works that smell of nothing at all and in which the odour is only conjured up by the visitor’s imagination, or translated as an odour through the image.

The exhibition will be supplemented by a publication.

CONTEXT

The context of the exhibition are the first gas attacks in 1915. The aim is to allow the viewer to stand still and reflect on the use of chemical warfare and more specific including gas attacks.

CONCEPT

The exhibition has two parts:

- THE SMELL OF WAR: Smell as medium of the work
- THE MASK OF WAR: (Gas)Masks as medium of the work – cfr. (non)-smelling

The choice of this division - that sometimes partially overflows into each other - was made to avoid that an exhibition in which only smell was working as a concept of the exhibition would quickly turn of the idea of protection against gas attacks.

Protection devices protect you from the gas and the smell. You are shielding the nose from the fragrance, the gas. The use of a respirator is also one of the first things we think of when we think iconographic about gas.

The Artists

- Alex Schweder (US)
- Caflo Yrot (UA)
- Camilla Maurer (DE)
- Christophe Laudamiel (FR)
- Clara Ursitti (UK)
- Dr. Elena Bodnar (UA)
- Gayil Nalls (US)
- John Bijnens (BE)
- Lisa Kirk (US)
- Maki Ueda (JP)
- Mattia Casalegno (IT)
- Nancy Slangen (BE)
- Nathan Vincent (US)
- Oswaldo Maciá (CO)
- Peter De Cupere (BE)
- Philippe Vandenberg (BE)
- Priyanka Choudhary ( IN)
- Sue Corke (UK) & Hagen Betzwieser (DE)
- George Grosz (DE)
- Otto Dix (DE)

Exhibition Address

Krombeekseweg 82 8970 Popering

More info: www.thesmellofwar.be

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IMG_1231Biennial of Havana, 2015

Art director and main curator:
JORGE FERNÁNDEZ


Curator : SARA ALONZO GOMEZ

Project by Peter de Cupere: THE SMELL OF A STRANGER

22.05.2015 - 22.06.2015

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Cold-Sweat-1

An artistic and playful response to a verdict.

21.02.2014 - 21.03.2014

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smoke-room1-72'There's something in the air'

Curated by Caro Verbeek

Museum Villa Rot, DE

22.03.2015 - 02.08.2015

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Olfactory Tree in the exhibition

AANDACHT ! AANDACHT! (ATTENTION ! ATTENTION !) in the 'Warande', Turnhout, BE

25.03.2015 - 24.05.2015

 


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olfactory-treeOlfactory Tree in the exhibition

AANDACHT ! AANDACHT! (ATTENTION ! ATTENTION !) in C-MINE, GENK, BE

15.09.2015 - 15.11.2015

 


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olfactory-art-manifest-in-cadre-detail1Olfactory Art Manifest and the private collection of Peter de Cupere in the exhibition 'Belle Haleine - Der Duft der Kunst' curated by Annja Müller-Alsbach

Museum Tinguely, Basel, CH

11.02.2015 - 17.05.2015 

 

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Smoke-Cloud-72Smoke Cloud in the exhibition

'The Importance of Being' curated by Sara Alonzo Gomez

13.02.2015 - 26.04.2015

 

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Factory Tree in the exhibition

Art Eco, curated by Luk Lambrecht

09.01.2015 - 12.02.2015

 

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02.12.2014

MOTI Museum Breda, The Netherlands

Dinsdag 2 december 2014 organiseert Sense of Smell een congres over de communicatieve mogelijkheden van geur.


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‘The Paintbrush of Gustave Courbet’ is a paintbrush made of pubic hair and as paint the scent of vagina. It's a reference to L'Origine du Monde by Gustave Courbet

The work will be on view Tuesday 2 December in the exhibition of the conference 'Sense of Smell' in the MOTI Museum, Breda, The Netherlands

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2-Bee-Mask-sculpture-3-web'Cultural Odor Generator' and 'The Pollinators' in the exhibition 'Green Light District', curated by Christophe De Jaeger

08.11.2014 - 08.02.2015

 

 

 

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smelling-deflowering23.10.2014 from 17:00h - 18:30h

During one hour a statue made of frozen holy water melts. In the statue is a spot with real vaginal scent! When the Madonna melts the vaginal scent starts to mix with the holy water. In the room you start smelling the beauty of woman. When touching the melted liquid, the original vaginal scent stays on your finger for a long time.

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Deflowering-madonna2Deflowering of madonna in the BAD MOØN festival Antwerp

Music, art, chaos & doom curated by Jan Van Woensel

Location: Church Kievitsnest, Antwerpen

30.11.2014 ·· 18:00h

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nose-in-nose-hole-by-peter-de-cupereAntwerpse avant-garde ten Noorden van het Zuid

za 25 -  zo 26 okt. 2014

10 Nose Houses by Peter de Cupere

Peter de Cupere toont 10 vogelkastjes waar de bezoeker letterlijk zijn/haar neus mag insteken. Ervaar intens de geuren van de natuur, maar ook andere geuren die je doen nadenken over de relatie maatschappij / natuur. Na de tentoonstelling worden de vogelkastjes hoger in de bomen gehangen waar ze dienst doen als woonst voor de vogels die overwinteren in het Ekerse park.

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15.09.2014 until...

The Olfactory' aims to exhibit a widest possible range of Olfactory Art.

'The Olfactory', a travelling scent exhibition concept in a movable container.

33 exhibitions spread over 6 weeks. Free entrance!

Each exhibition = only 1 or 2 days! Subscribe the website http://www.theolfactory.org to stay tuned!!!

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blind-smell-touch1
An exhibition with work by artists who research sensory perception and its possible added value.

01.08.2014 - 27.09.2014

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bloed4 July 2014 - 31 August 2014

For the expo ‘Bloed’ (BLOOD); artists from ARTISIT are teamed up with Belgian artists and invited to engage in dialogue about the central theme. The resulting installations are presented within the walls of the landcommandery of Alden-Biesen.

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living-tommorowAt living tomorrow a platform for future-oriented art is created.
The presentation of the works is not displayed as in a gallery, but is exhibited in a symbiotic integration with an eye on a future way of life.
The concept of the exhibition "NEXT DOOR" is simple. Our world is changing extremely fast. Next Door is a network-exhibition, a logical answer to our network society.

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Marta Intermezzo

 

08.06.2014 – 15.06.2014

Peter de Cupere shows his Invisible (SCENT) Paintings using the scratch & sniff technology. The scent gives in relation to the title of the painting a certain context. Only by scratching the surface and smelling the scent on your fingers you understand the meaning of the title.

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ETCETERA-websmell-my-colour-2-detail-1-web08.05.2014
YOUNGfriendsPLATFORM - Etcetera II

'Smell My Color', a perfumance by Peter de Cupere. 3 Naked women and 3 naked men are perfumed with coloured fragrances. The audience is allowed to smell them. See the video of the earlier version here.

This perfumance is a kind of remaked of the Smell My Colours perfumance in the Lupercalia event ( link) and refers to one of his first perfumances 'Black Beauty' from 1999 in Antwerp and in 2000 in Amsterdam. During this periode Peter de Cupere has realised other perfumances by which he used colors in combination with scents.

Organized by the Yound Friends S.M.A.K..


More info on: S.M.A.K. MUSEUM
Facebook: ETCETERA

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15.02.2014

Location: Tinnenpot, Tinnenpotstraat 21 Ghent, Belgium

'Smell My Color' is a new perfumance by Peter de Cupere. This perfumance is a kind of remaked of the color perfumances by 'Black Beauty' from 1999 in Antwerp and in 2000 in Amsterdam. During this periode Peter de Cupere has realised other perfumances by which he used colors in combination with scents.

In the Lupercalia perfumance 'Smell My Color' the models will not be dressed in catsuits but they will be naked. The perfumance starts at 20:10 and will take +/- 20 min.

More info: www.lupercalia.be

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Perfumance Smell My Colour(s) by Olfactory artist Peter de Cupere from Peter De Cupere on Vimeo.


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14.02.2014


Quite simply a festival to celebrate the power of the everyday

14 February, at various locations in Arnhem
 

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war-flower1-72dpi-rgb-1000px-1INTERACT: DECONSTRUCTING SPECTATORSHIP
January 2014 - July 2015
Interact explores the place of the viewer in contemporary art.


Contemporary art exhibition of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.·

The Courtauld is an independent college of the University of London, and one of the world’s leading centres for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture, and its gallery houses one of Britain’s best-loved collections.


WAR FLOWER 1 smells to gunpowder and is the newest olfactory artwork made by Peter De Cupere.

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artofsmellingSolo exhibition

01.12.2013 - 02.03.2014

Opening December 1, 2013 16:00h

Concordia, Enschede - The Netherlands

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28.09.2013 - 22.12.2013

Middle Gate Geel ’13 is an exposition which focuses on three major categories: myth, psychiatry and art. It looks into the interaction and the mutual influence between mythical and more religious art, outsider’s and insider’s art.

Curator: Jan Hoet

In the solo-exhibition Grand Vin d’Anvers at the Tim Van Laere Gallery (Antwerp 2002), Peter De Cupere at that time showed besides his big wine installation also a few concept drawings of still to realise works with wine. For the exhibition Middle Gate in Geel he further realises the work ‘Wine Table’ (2002) and the performance ‘Drunken’.

drunken45In the performance ’Drunken’ one sees the artist as a loner sitting at a table. After drinking the red wine, he opens two drawers of the table. The latter are positioned opposite one another and as such create the shape of a ‘cross’ together with the table. By opening the drawers one sees that a part of the surface of the table also opens up and a space filled with red wine becomes visible. He fills his glass again from this sea of red wine, drinks and crawls into the table, laying himself down in the wine. Waiting on a state of complete drunkenness, not just orally, but physically sucking up the red alcohol into his body. Afterwards he crawls back out of the table and lets his behaviour and stature be determined by the influence of his being drunk. The artist finishes back at the table where he started.

 

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odor-telescope-smell-device-3odor-telescope-gunpowder-08Banner_Kortrijkvlaandert

04.07.2013 - 18.08.2013

Kortrijk Vlaandert association organizes in cooperation with the City of Kortrijk an art walk through Kortrijk. This discovery shows you Kortrijk in all its facets: musing about the rich past and actively daydream with creative present. Known contemporary artists from all Flemish provinces surprise you with their recent work in unexpected locations.

In good neighborliness Kortrijk Vlaandert also invites Brussels, Wallonia, Northern France and the Netherlands. Art spans borders.

More info: kortrijkvlaandert.org

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themindoftheartist

02.08.2013 - 06.10.2013

From Sketches and Finished Drawings and Everything in between

Gallery Ronny Van de Velde

Upcoming Exhibitions

invitation 1105.2013 - 12.05.2013
Urban Explorers Festival
Dordrecht - The Netherlands

More info: www.urbanexplorersfestival.nl
or www.scentcitytrail.nl

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digital-olfaction

 For several years, researchers and industrialists were interested in sensorial effects of their breakthroughs and products on the human-being. New markets were created, in the field of touch, hearing, taste and vision, with more innovative products. But how about the sense of smell and its digitization?  Digital Olfaction Society World Congress 2013 will be held in Berlin in April 11-12, 2013 and will aim to open up toward a subject with large scientific and industrial potential, called the olfaction digital science.

More info: www.digital-olfaction.com

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collegeart-conference-nyCollege Art Association New York
101ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
13.02.2013 - 16.02.2013

SESSION: Olfactory Art
Saturday, February 16, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM

 

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With artists from Brazil, Belgium, USA, Germany, Finland, Scotland, Mexico, Italy and South Africa, the 2nd Creativity World Biennale brings interventions, artworks and installations to Rio de Janeiro. The event began in 2010 in Oklahoma and will be curated by Liana Brazil, founder of SuperUber, creative agency that works with the convergence of art, technology, architecture and design. The Biennale is open to the public for free from november 21st to 25th.
Peter De Cupere, olfactory artist, living in Belgium, presents his "Blind Smell Stick", ( www.blindsmellstick.com).

Peter De Cupere tested 3 of his prototype Blind Smell Sticks and one Blind Smell Touch (a glove that has the posibility to smell everything you touch) in Rio de Janeiro.

Visitors to the Biennale can try one of the prototypes in the exhibition space.

More info: www.criofestival.com

Blind Smell Stick in Rio de Janeiro by Peter De Cupere from Peter De Cupere on Vimeo.

Featured exhibitions

invitation-openstudios Visit the Studio & Olfactology Research Lab of Peter De Cupere

Sunday 09.09.2012

13 - 14h Professionals
14 - 19h Open Studios

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fragumcardamomi0924.09.2012 - 08.01.2013

CBK Drenthe in De Nieuwe Kolk - Assen- The Netherlands

Flower Fragum Cardamomi on show in the exhibition Nature Now.

Flower Fragum Cardamomi is the first scratch & sniff sculpture in the world, shown for the first time on the Creativity World Forum in Hasselt Belgium in 2011. The flower measures 9 m H!

In the exhibition Nature Now you can explore the smells by scratching and sniffing the sculpture.

 

 

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Upcoming Exhibitions

blindcitysmell1

Explore the smells of your city, environment or some location by just walking by and sniffing with the Blind Smell Stick

www.blindsmellstick.com

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hetgemakPREVIEW FUTURES
01.06.2012 - 17.06.2012

Preview from 1 June, 2012 and full exhibition to follow in te autumn of 2012
With work by: Peter de Cupere, Caro Verbeek, Jeroen Barendse (LUST), Philip Schuette, Wim Vriezen, Hans Ligteringen
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MORE INFO: http://www.gemak.org

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voorstel-2a-efemeervoorstel-efemeerScratch & Sniff the Nature

by Peter De Cupere

01.07.2012 - 07.10.2012

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Brewery Flowers by Peter De Cupere


23.06.2012 - 31.10.2012

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Upcoming Exhibitions

nose-on1Interview with Peter De Cupere by Kornelija Cesonyte

View the whole interview on  page 86 on the online magazine www.lamuslenis.lt

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Ronny Van de Velde presents a miniature museum with works of contemporary artists.

 

 

Mini Olfactology Lab shows the way how Peter De Cupere experiments in his labo.
3 Flowers - and 1 tree sculpture are presented in the mini lab on scale 1:7
Visitors can explore the different scents of these scent sculptures.

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cover-museum12.10.2013 - 02.02.2014

Museum to scale 1/7 is an initiative by Ronny Van de Velde which has been developed by the artist Wesley Meuris. In accordance with a firmly established postmodern tradition, the museum is at once subject and object of an intervention that operates as a mise en abîme – that is, the representation of an object using the object itself as a frame of reference. Museum to scale features more than a hundred miniature exhibition rooms at a scale of 1:7 that are devoted to Belgian artists and Belgian artistic movements.

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cover-museum15.03.2014 - 06.07.2014

  Museum to Scale 1/7 is a project initiated by renowned Belgian art collector and scholar Ronny Van de Velde and organized by The Baker Museum. Consisting of a collection of close to 70 diorama museum galleries devoted to Belgian artists and art movements, the installation recalls the 17th, 18th and 19th century Wunderkammern, the cabinets of curiosities/wonder, and is also conceived as homage to Marcel Duchamp and his boîte-en-valise and to Grandville’s illustrations for Gulliver’s Travels.

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lupercalia Lupercalia, a night full of love...
No Valentine's Day for wimps ...
but a total spectacle of love for free thinkers

Wednesday 15.02.2012




Presentation of Peter De Cupere's
short movie 'Paris, Mon Amour' in the Bonbonnière room.
With 2 smell-happenings by Peter De Cupere
- 'Smell Me' and 'Sniff Me' Happening with the 'Smell Me & Sniff Me Perfume'
- 'Scented Kisses' Happening
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lecture-cwf-peterdecupere11In his lecture "Olfactology Lab" Peter De Cupere talked about the possibilities how he as an artist interacts between nature and society.
The relationship between the use of scent as a creative aspect of his work and the references to scientific backgrounds and mental responses (based on the memory of the viewer's mind). As examples of his olfactory artworks he explains his tree - and flower works. He ended his lecture with his "Flower Fragum Cardamomi" which was exhibited during the whole Creativity World Forum 2011 event. November 16th 2011

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Exhibition: Goesting naar nog (Appetite for more)

25.11.2011 - 18.12.201

Curator: André van Hove

Location: Castle Le Paige, Nederrij 135, Herentals -  Belgium

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01.10.2011 -  16.10.2011

Introduction opening: Flor Bex, Honorary Director Muhka

Vrijzinnig Ontmoetingscentrum Hasselt

Artists: Koen van den Broek, Peter De Cupere, Nancy Slangen, Gert De Clercq, Caroline Coolen,Ives Maes, Gert Robijns, Fred Eerdekens, Jan Carlier, Carlo Mistiaen, Christian Dotremont, Herman Maes, Tina Gilen, Marc Claes,...

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Flower, a new smell-installation made for the Creativity World Forum

On show November 16th & 17th, 2011
Ethias Arena, Hasselt - Belgium

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH at 20:20 PM

Hendrik Baelskaai 12, OSTEND
The Pecha Kucha session is followed by a cocktail and networking.
Participation is free but registration is obligatory!

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Lectures

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Sound & Smell

 

26.06.2011
Hours: 10am to  4pm

Artists:
Aurore Dal Mas: Sound
Peter De Cupere: Smell

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Curated by Wim Waumans

26.06.2011 - summer 2011
PocketRoom, Antwerpen (B)


Group show: Peter De Cupere, Philippe Vandenberg, Katie Heck, Peter Rogiers, Guy Rombouts,Tinka Pittoors, Bart Baele, Carole Vanderlinden, Fik Van Gestel, Gery De Smet, Johan De Wilde, Joris Ghekiere,  Mario De Brabandere, Nadia Naveau,Philip Aguirre, Thé Van Bergen, Tom Poelmans, Walter Swennen, Werner Mannaers, Wouter Feyaerts

 

 

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J.J. Grandville

Curated by Ronny Van De Velde

25.06.2011 - 11.09.2011

Félicien Rops museum
Namur - Belgium

Artists:
Marcel Broodthaers, César, Charlie Chaplin, Peter De Cupere, Dotremont, Doudelet, Fred Eerdekens, James Ensor, Jan Fabre, Frères Lumière, Goya, Méliès, Morris/Congo, On Kawara, Panamarenko, Redon, Starevich, Koen Theys, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Koen Van Mechelen, Angel Vergara

 

Drawings of Peter De Cupere in the exhibition

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17.03.2011 - 20.03.2011

Exhibition for a good charity. On the last day, all artworks auctioned for the benefit of the mucosal association, an organization dedicated to patients with cystic fibrosis.

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C-Mine Genk - Belgium
  April 2012 - April 2014

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Jan Fabre invited several artists to integrate art into his dance labo Troubleyn.

Peter Cupere made the work 'Sweat'. Sweat is a performance where the sweat of 5 dancers was caught. They wear specially designed costumes that were made out of plastic and connected by tubes. Before the action, the artist made a separate dish for each dancer. The intention is to catch the sweat from the dancers and to distill it. The sweat will be sprayed on a wall of the dance lab and protected by a glass box. In the glass is a small hole where visitors can smell the sweat. The performance is shown by video in the glass tank. More info will follow soon. The performance is shown for a selective audience (200 people, no places available anymore).

Other artists who are invited to realize a new art integration are: Michael Borremans, Koen Van den Broek, Berlinde De Bruykere, Joep van Lieshout, Robert Devriendt, Johan van Geluwe, ... for the total list from the earlier art integrations and more info: www.troubleyn.be

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sick-madam1-72crossoverTHE ROYAL FLEMISH ACADEMY OF BELGIUM FOR SCIENCE AND THE ARTS , Brussels

Opening 11.12.2010 / 12h
13.12.2010 - 13.01.2011
 

Curator: Sven Vanderstichelen
Artists: Peter De Cupere, Kris Vleeschouwer, Angelo Vermeulen, Ben Dierckx, Wesley Meuris, Gert Aertsen

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Galerie Geukens & De Vil

Francis Alys – Steven Baelen – Ruben Bellinkx – Luk Berghe – Fred Bervoets – Michaël Borremans – Peter Buggenhout – David Claerbout – Christine Clinckx – Stijn Cole – Caroline Coolen – Leo Copers – Bert De Beul – Rik De Boe – Berlinde De Bruyckere – Thierry De Cordier – Peter De Cupere – Raoul De Keyser – Ronny Delrue – Wim Delvoye – Jan De Maesschalck – Johan De Wilde – Arpais Dubois – Jan Hillen – Gideon Kiefer – Thomas Lerooy – Valerie Mannaerts – Kris Martin – Wesley Meuris – Peter Morrens – Sofie Muller – Renato Nicolidi – Hans Op de Beeck – Panamarenko – Matthieu Ronsse – Walter Swennen – Ante Timmermans – Luc Tuymans – Guy Van Bossche – Koen Van den Broeck – Rinus Van de Velde – Patrick Van Caeckenberg – Jan Van Imschoot – Koen Van Mechelen – Jan Vanriet – Benoît van Innis – Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Marielou van Lierop – Angel Vergara – Pieter Vermeersch – Filip Vervaet – Cindy Wright – Dirk Zoete

Galerie Geukens & De Vil
Pourbusstraat 19 -  Antwerpen
www.geukensdevil.com

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One FREE edition for each visitor until October 31  2010 !!!

Watch the compilation video of the Smell Happening 'KISS NATURE'

October 21  2010


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smelldistributorThe Temporary Stedelijk at the Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam

Lecture and debat

Thursday September 23th 2010 at 1900h

Participating persons:

Peter de Cupere (kunstenaar)
Jim Drobnick (Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto)
Caro Verbeek (kunsthistoricus and curator)
Yolanda van Ede (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam)
Adam Tasi (Smartnose, Amsterdam)
Valentina Hulsman (kunstenaar)
Sue Corke (kunstenaar)
Circle of Senses (Aroma DJ/VJ).

More info: www.stedelijk.nl

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More info: www.pocketroom.be

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09.06.2010 - 12.09.2010

Festival De Wereld van Witte de With
Witte de Withstraat en Museumpark, Rotterdam

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29.05.2010 - 31.10.2010

opening: 29.05.2010, 18.00
curator: Geert Verbeke

From 29.05.2010 until 31.10.2010 organizes the Verbeke Foundation an exhibition about green energy.

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For the 4 th time in a row, Art Brussels invites upcoming and established artists to create a site specific art work for the fair. The visitor will discover ephemeral and large scale interventions by promising artists, all working and living in Belgium 

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The attentive Art Brussels visitor will be rewarded by the discovery of a smell installation by Peter De Cupere. Behind an ordinary door, next to the busy media booths, the visitor enters into a completely different environment. Via an intimate long corridor covered with retro wall paper, the visitors steps into two different rooms; a bathroom and a living room which are both filled with its opposite hardly bearable smells. Living the experiences of the intense odors might generate an activation of lost memories as in Prousts’ Madeleine scene.

 

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19.06.2010 - 12.09.2010

Exhibition: Sun-Light010 Organised by Phidias vzw and 5-art

Open: 10:00h - 12:00h and 14:00h - 17:45h

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blackgreenhouseMuseum Dr. Guislain
From Memory. About knowing and forgetting
10/10/2009 - 02/05/2010

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The Same and The Other: humanism represented
26/09/2009 - 25/10/2009: Het Zelfde en het Andere, humanisme stilstaand verbeeld is een tentoonstelling met 30 Vlaamse kunstenaars van uitgesproken figuratieve kunst die vragen oproept over de mens in zijn dubbel-zinnigheden : vernieling/creativiteit; eros/thanatos; man/vrouw. . .

 

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bioart1bioart3An exhibition about bio art.

De Cupere presents 5 smell-installations.

Opening May 23th 2009 - 20.00h

Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium

 

Participating Artists: Peter De Cupere (B), Koen Vanmechelen (B), Philippe Vandenberg (B), Evelyne Wood (CH), Maarten vanden Eynde (B), Jef Faes (B), Idiots (NL), Desmond Morris (UK), Zbigniew Oksiuta (PL), Ingo Botho Reize (D), Tineke Schuurmans (NL), Ronald van der Meijs (NL), Maarten vanden Eynde (B), ...

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Exhibition organized by Kunstenlab DeventerAktuele Kunst Hengelo (AkkuH) and Kunstvereniging Diepenheim.
June 6 - September 1  2009 
Curator: Koen Bril

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Scratch and sniff drawings of realised artworks and concepts

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Soapscapes are cities and landscapes made out of soap. The react with the air by warmness and humidity and create little shiny cristals. Used fragrances are peppermint and grass

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Smell-installation with intensive peppermint smell. Visitors start to cry by entering the smell-installation

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1orangebulb22orangebulb_flower1A new flower based on the concept flowers 'Alambfleurics'.
The Orange Bulb Alambfleuric produces a typical orange fragrance, but has the quality of a perfume made of real flowers. The fragrance is more concentrated.

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Scented drawing: "Strawberry finger"
Curator: Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp.
190 paintings and prints of hands by Baldessari, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Michael Borremans, Louise Bourgeois, Peter De Cupere, Raoul Dekeyser, Duchamp, Jan Fabre, Gilbert & George, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jan Hoet, Asger Jorn, Kaspar König, Le Corbusier, Lichtenstein, Paul MacCarthy, Man Ray, Miró, Panamarenko, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Thomas Schütte, Richard Serra, Luc Tuymans, Uecker, Warhol, Erwin Wurm, ...

 

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curated by Hilde Teerlinck
Be-Part
Westerlaan 17 - Waregem (B)
11/11/2007 - 27/1/2008

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stempelhals.jpgNanoLove generates attraction and love between people.
It is distilled out of nanoflowers which  are cultivated on the hair of the human armpit.

NanoLove is:
a nanofume (perfume on nano scale!)

scentless

created with pheromones

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affiche_smell_the_castle.jpgExplore the Castle of Beauvoorde by the scent-works of Peter De Cupere:

 

An exciting smell exhibition with scent-sculptures, scent-paintings, drawings, videos, ...
Website: www.kasteelbeauvoorde.be

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The Earthcar is still on show in the Verbeke Foundation

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Air Polluter is an interactive smell installation which allows the visitor to decide in how far he or she contributes to pollution of the air. By means of a control panel at the start of the installation, visitors can activate good as well as bad smells. This subdivision into two so called Smell Fields is based on the socially accepted appreciation of the various smells.


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Smell-installation Spaghetti House

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