As part of the 2008 Reykjavík Arts Festival, Gallerí Ágúst is hosting artist Andrea Maack’s solo exhibit SMART:
In her art, Andrea likes to work with ideas of beauty, fashion, appearance-obsession, body, health and death, whether it be in the form of drawings, sculpture or even scent. Andrea widens the perception of the spectator and creates a new way of sentience. Her art ignites the senses of the audience; a perception of beauty, emotion, impact, story and memory. Andrea’s exhibition consists of new works especially made for this occasion, including a perfume in handcarved bottles, created by Andrea and made in Grasse, France.
Maack is shown above standing between the bottles of her perfume, created for the artist by APF, and a drawing cut into signed and numbered strips to be used to test the perfume.
The exhibit runs through 6/28; for more information, see the Gallerí Ágúst website. (quote via galleriagust.is, found via icelandreview)
This is fascinating. I'm excited to see an artist honoring the sense of smell with her art. Usually art is something only for the eyes or ears. Our fifth sense is so evocative and oftentimes emotional. I hope this idea takes hold – art for all senses. I would love to walk through a museum and smell things, too. Not solely perfume, but anything. Great concept…
I've been seeing more & more scent-related art exhibits lately (in the news, not, unfortunately, in person) so I'd say the idea has already taken hold