Exhibitions February - April 2019
- the fragrance of images (touring exhibition)

January - May 2019
- the lost identity. the face, colección olorVISUAL

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

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

electric and Distant. colección olorVISUAL Contemporary Photography

  • Electric and Distant. colección olorVISUAL Contemporary Photography

    ‘Electric and distant’ is an expression used by the perfumist Ernesto Ventós to evoke a smell associated with one of the works that make up colección olorVISUAL, one of the singularities of which lies in the relation of the senses of sight and smell.

    Electric and Distant is also the title of this exhibition, which, with a selection of 87 works by some of the most prominent contemporary photographers from this country and internationally, sets out to relate the language of photography and perception through the eyes and the nose.

    The grouping of the photographs has been made on the strength of aesthetic and conceptual affinities, in many cases complemented with olfactory notes, which intermittently accompany us throughout the entire itinerary. In the exhibition we can also read the short texts, phrases and aphorisms with which the artists comment on the olfactory sensations that each of their works provokes.

    This collection, begun in 1978 and baptized by the poet and artist Joan Brossa, aims to teach us how to smell by way of art and how to look by way of smell. For this show, the perfumist Ernesto Ventós has created an essence linked to the history of Tecla Sala, from its industrial past as a factory producing cotton yarns to its present, filled with art, books and culture.


  • The seat
    Centre Cultural Tecla Sala
  • Dates
    January - May 2018
  • Catalogue Link
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