Art Experiment. You’re on Air teaser with mediators

Date

From 22 December 2019

Schedule

15:00–19:00

Place

Garage Auditorium
Art Experiment. You’re on Air teaser with mediatorsArt Experiment. You’re on Air teaser with mediators

DESCRIPITON

In the run-up to Art Experiment, Garage invites visitors to a day of public events introducing the project. Find out more about the project’s topics and participants and take part in an incense-making workshop and a masterclass on working with scents.

Garage mediators will speak about the upcoming Art Experiment: You’re on Air—introduce visitors to the subjects explored in the project, share their discoveries in the olfactory world and look into the less obvious aspects of scents.

Art Experiment teaser is the first introduction to the project through interaction with mediators and masterclasses. The anniversary, 10th edition of the project is devoted to scents and will take place from January 2 to 12.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration

Schedule

Olfaction in Art: From Ancient Cultures to the Present. Talk marathon

Scents have captivated people throughout history. They have inspired paintings and sculptures, books and music pieces… In a sequence of 15-minute talks, Art Experiment mediators will show how artists approached the subject of scents in different eras.

Event moderated by Alina Hayrutdinova

15:00–15:15 — “Olfaction in Ancient Art” (Daria Kuznetsova)

15:20–15:35 — “Olfaction in the Art of the Middle Ages” (Ekaterina Lomeeva)

15:40–15:55 — “Olfaction in Renaissance and Modern Age Art” (Fyodor Shamonov)

16:00–16:15 — “Olfaction in the Art of the First Half of the Twentieth Century” (Anastasia Shestak)

16:20–16:35 — “Olfaction in the Art of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century” (Daria Ananko)

16:40–16:55 — “Olfaction in Contemporary Art” (Evgenia Beryoza)

REGISTRATION

Time
15:00–17:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Master class on working with scents

Mediator Yulya Korovyanskaya will show various ways of interacting with scents. Participants will smell ten scents, discuss why some seem pleasant and others repulsive, and find out how our olfactory preferences are formed during our childhood years.

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Time
16:00–17:00
Place
Garage Mezzanine

Kyphi incense workshop. Esoteric Practices in Olfactory Art

Mediator Olya Kosheleva will speak about the sacred meaning of scents and ether in the esoteric paradigm and explain how esoteric practices are inextricably connected to olfaction. Participants will make kyphi incense, which was used for magic rituals in Ancient Egypt.

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Time
17:00–18:00
Place
Garage Glass Room

“How a Scent Turns into Words and Vice Versa.” Lecture by Daria Dolina

Which stages of recognition and comprehension must a scent go through before we can say with certainty that we have smelt a lemon or an orange, a rose or a lily? Why do scents trigger memories and what is the Proust effect? How do perfumes work? Why can we start experiencing more scents just by speaking about our olfactory experiences? The process of olfactory recognition was not fully understood by scientists until recently. Only in the 1990s did Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck describe the functioning of olfactory receptors. Critic Daria Dolina will explain the science behind scents and speak about olfaction in general.


About the speaker

Daria Donina is a literary and art critic. She studied journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

REGISTRATION

Time
18:00–19:00
Place
Garage Auditorium