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

smell of Cadaqués. Olfactory perceptions of the olorVISUAL collection

  • Smell of Cadaqués is a tribute on the part of the olorVISUAL collection to the evolution of this small yet indispensable artistic enclave. The smell of the title makes reference, in a synaesthetic metaphor, to the multiple possibilities of Cadaqués as an expressive catalyst, above and beyond any single determined language.

    The present exhibition introduces itself two works that make clear the nature of the olorVISUAL collection: Lavender (1979), that foundational painting by Albert Ràfols-Casamada, and The Smell of Art (2010), a haunting sculpture that Eugenio Merino portrays Ernesto Ventós, the soul of the collection, as a believer in art.

    Set out on the ground floor are works from the collection by artists who have a special relationship with Cadaqués, through having lived in or been inspired by the town — artists such as Joan-Josep Tharrats, Richard Hamilton, Salvador Dalí, Antonio Pitxot, Carlos Pazos, Anna Malagrida and Alfredo Jaar. The first floor presents works that engage with the relationship between form and colour, paying special attention to the dominant colours of Cadaqués, by artists such as Miquel Barceló, Perejaume, Eulàlia Valldosera, Damien Hirst and Chema Alvargonzález. On the third floor we have a figurative dialogue between humanity and nature, embodied by such major creative talents as Zhang Huan, Daniel & Geo Fuchs, Douglas Gordon, Gino Rubert and Guillermo Pérez Villalta.

    On each floor, an integral part of the tribute, the essences created especially for this exhibition interact with the viewer and the artworks.
    Ricard Mas
    Curator of the exhibition

  • The seat
    Cadaqués. Girona
  • Dates
    June - October 2013
  • Catalogue Link
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