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 Art of Collecting: Ernesto Ventós. colección olorVISUAL

  • It is almost forty years now since this atypical collector that is Ernesto Ventós commenced the colección olorVISUAL, not with the aim of putting together a hoard of artworks of any particular style, theme or generation, but prompted by an intense interest in finding creations that would stimulate the olfactory memory. His is, then, a collection composed of pieces from a whole range of artistic disciplines: painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video art, installation … that can be classified as figurative, abstract, surrealist, expressionist, conceptual … while responding, all of them, to the same purpose: to provoke, in themselves and the by way of the texts that accompany them, a sharpening of our sensory capabilities as viewers and the activation of our own olfactory memory.

    And it was with this idea in mind that we have chosen from so large a collection 11 works which are not tied by any relations of a generational, material or technical nature but nevertheless, in my opinion, make perfectly evident the challenge that Ernesto Ventós set himself when he began the colección olorVISUAL, while at the same time letting us see how right Umberto Eco was when he said that the work of art is an opera aperta, which each of us can read and feel from multiple registers, and in so doing enrich our intelligence and our sensibility.

    Daniel Giralt-Miracle
    Curator of the exhibition

  • The seat
    Fundació Vila Casas. Museu Can Framis
  • Dates
    January - April 2016
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