CRAFTY CHAT: Magic, Perfume, Art @ Textile Museum of Canada (September 21, 2011)
This talk at the Textile Museum sounds incredibly interesting and makes me want to look further into contemporary art that uses smell…any leads guys?
MAGIC, PERFUME, ART
Jim Drobnick will speak on “Magic, Perfume, Art” at the Textile Museum of Canada on Wednesday September 21, 6:30 pm. Drobnick will address the phenomenon of smell in contemporary art, with a special focus on the TMC’s multisensory exhibition Magic Squares: The Patterned Imagination of Muslim Africa in Contemporary Culture and “smell culture” – the use of scent by artists to consider healing, spiritual pursuits and cultural identity. Magic Squares includes the work of four contemporary artists – Jamelie Hassan, Tim Whiten, Alia Toor and Hamid Kachmar – who explore the relationship of patterns, communication and spirit in conversation with textiles and symbols from the Museum’s permanent collection of Islamic African artifacts.
Tickets $15; free for TMC members and fulltime students. For more info please call t: 416-599-5321 x2228
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, (Dundas & University, St. Patrick subway), Toronto, ON M5G 2H5
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