Exhibitions September 2018 - January 2019
- the fragrance of images

March - May 2018
- the need for the infinite. Monochromes in colección olorVISUAL

January - May 2018
- electric and Distant. colección olorVISUAL Contemporary Photography

May - July 2017
- smell of Málaga. Olfactory Perceptions of the colección olorVISUAL

October 2016 - January 2017
- reproductibilitat 2.2. colección olorVISUAL

October 2016 - January 2017
- hipocamps

September - October 2016
- Smell Of Alella Vines

January - April 2016
- the Art of Collecting: Ernesto Ventós. colección olorVISUAL

July - September 2015
- SINESTESIA. colección olorVISUAL

Septembrer - December 2014
- smell of Cerdanyola. Olfactory Perceptions of the colección olorVISUAL

July - October 2014
- what is the smell of an exhibition? A selection of works the olorVISUAL collection

May 2014
- olfactory mini-screening. Chocolate Birds

June - October 2013
- smell of Cadaqués. Olfactory perceptions of the olorVISUAL collection

May 2013
- mini-screening olfativo

May - September 2011
- Smell colour. Chemistry, art and education

May 2012
- screening olfactory

October 2011
- olorVISUAL en Microwave

April - May 2011
- essential art.

February - April 2009
- IMPACT!

January - February 2006
- esencias11

June - September 2005
- essències10

November - December 2004
- esencias9

March - May 2004
- esencias8

June - July 2003
- esencias7

December 2001 - February 2002
- ikus usaina6

February - April 1999
- esencias5

October - November 1998
- esencias4

Abril-Junio 1998
- essències3

Mayo 1997
- essències2

October 1996 - January 1997
- essències

the fragrance of images

  • This exhibition presents a selection of works carefully brought together to demonstrate the association between smell, memory and the construction of visual language.

    It is a basic human instinct to document, preserve, and materialize experience, often translated and existing as an archive of sorts, a reference to a time lived.

    This brings me to my involvement with colección olorVISUAL (the olorVISUAL collection), which facilitated a platform and a unique opportunity to select artists that connected through a similar interest in the poetics of the mind, a cohesive attempt to awaken all the senses.

    The selection of works on show here accentuates a need for the social, the political, and in many cases a historical moment as a fundamental form of human expression.

    It is an affirmation of cultural identity frequently associated with the psychical space of the mind.

    The exhibition presents a diverse group of works in a wide variety of media, with an emphasis on process and in many cases the use of found objects.

    Text-based pieces have been chosen as a punctuation and as a direct reference to the poetics of a more open and ambiguous dialogue. A dialogue that is charged by the strength of the individual artists’ voices and the virtual absence of figuration.

    Performance-based works take front stage only as a record of a time passed, documented with the camera in the form of photography or video.

    Artists are visionaries who perceive the future, often with a sense of optimism. They help us make associations through the simple act of memory, capturing moments that only survive in the mind.

    Omar Lopez-Chaoud . Curator

  • The seat
    Opelvillen Fundation
  • Dates
    September 2018 - January 2019
  • Catalogue Link
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