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


  • imatge-hipocamps

    The exhibition project HIPOCAMPOS brings together contemporary artworks united by memories generated by the sense of smell. People distinguish between 10,000 odours and remember 35% of what we smell. We are therefore talking about a very wide range of objects and situations that can lead us to evoke an olfactory memory, often related  to our childhood and sometimes we had almost forgotten.

    Many anatomical elements of our brain are related to the memory of smell: first, the olfactory bulb distributes the information to the limbic system; the next step is the connection of perceived aroma with an emotion, and this is done by the brain amygdala; and finally, we find the process of relating this odour with a memory, it is a hippocampus function.

    A meticulous work about olfactory matches is already being done with artworks from the olorVISUAL and Ars Citerior collection material, which has resulted in a selection of artworks that we can see in this exhibition. In the case of the art collector and perfumer Ernesto Ventos, colección olorVISUAL, artworks have been acquired from the very beginning because they arouse his olfactory memory. That is why the leitmotif of this collection is odour and the ability to evoke a memory.

    In the case of Javier Martin, Ars Citerior, the process has been reversed, i.e., the art collector has made a very quick viewing, one second per artwork, to select those that are related to an olfactory memory, something he had already paid attention by the physiological fact that he has been losing part of smell over the years.

    Finally, the link between the artworks is through the Olfactory Notes, also called “alphabet” of the creators of essences, which in turn are accompanied by their representative colour within the Pantone Colour Matching System.

    At the same time, we describe each olfactory note with the raw materials that are part of it. Thus, the composition and balance of these result in an artistic chord. Similarly, these artistic chords that we present are the result of these balanced and perfect artworks of both collections.

    Cristina Agàpito


  • The seat
    University of Alicante's Museum
  • Dates
    October 2016 - January 2017
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