Antoine Renard in Respirer l'Art (group show)

BREATHING ART, WHEN CONTEMPORARY ART SUBLIMATES THE UNIVERSE OF PERFUME
 
The Musée International de la Parfumerie in Grasse proposes until March 2023, a collective exhibition dedicated to the links between perfume and contemporary art. These crossed views of artists constitute a current testimony to the world of odours today in Grasse, the historical cradle of perfumery know-how. Olfaction has become a favourite medium for a generation of artists who do not hesitate to collaborate with perfume professionals and scientists. Indeed, olfaction offers innovative possibilities for contemporary creation. The plant elements used as raw materials in perfumery breathe poetry into ephemeral and even aerial art installations. Other artists evoke the sensuality and fluidity of perfume through creations made of glass. The technical and chemical processes of transforming raw plant materials to obtain perfume have an alchemical character for many artists who, intrigued, integrate them into the heart of their artistic approach. Laboratory glassware, stills and raw materials feed their imagination.