On August 11th, 101 years after the manifest of Carlo Carra “La Pittura dei suoni, rumori, odori: Manifesto futurista” [The Painting of Sounds, Noises, Smells: Futurist Manifesto], Peter will sign the Olfactory art manifest with his 'own smell' which he has developed over the past 2 years through distillation of his bodily smells.
Not just a smell, but a composition of the smells of his body, skin of different parts, breath, sweat, sperm, spittel, nose drops, blood and many more smells you can imagine with a person. The smells are substracted on different times, after different moments, after special diners made for him self by him self.
After two years of intensively collecting his bodily smells and distilling these, he has only a small bottle ‘Own Smell’ at my disposal. This smell extract will be the ink to sign the manifest.
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.
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.
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.
An 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.
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.
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 process of repurposing materials has immeasurable benefits. There are instinctive, economic, esthetic, philosophical, and even political reasons to recycle, and visual artists are a very big part of this process. In an attempt to bring together compelling examples of this trend, D. Dominick Lombardi asked a number of artists from various parts of the world to answer four questions with the hopes of clarifying this ever-increasing phenomenon of repurposing with a purpose.
Geurkunst is hot. Het MoMa in New York wijdde er eerder dit jaar een symposium aan. Komende 23 september staat er een avond in het Temporary Stedelijk in het teken van geur. Ook Arminius in Rotterdam organiseerde een boeiend debat over het onderwerp.