Museo di Palazzo Palazzo Mocenigo

Mocenigo Palace

Exhibition Es-senze



From 21 April to 27 November 2022
Venice, Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo


Devoted to Palazzo Mocenigo’s vocation for and interest in perfume, Es-senze, exhibition part of MUVE Contemporaneo programme, presents a group of artists who have risen to prominence since the start of the new millennium.

A generation of artists who are important members of the international creative scene and who have drawn inspiration for their work from perfume and the sense of smell; artists who differ in culture and idiom but share a perspective that prompts them to explore, each in their own way, an alternative creative dimension to the usual ones.

Twelve olfactory installations are on display in the first-floor rooms of Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo in the form of an original itinerary: a virtual, immersive, multisensory journey interpreted in three-dimensional, pictorial, graphic and installation form.
Almost as if art could actually emit its own perfume, the works on display envelop viewers in a broad spectrum of fragrances in equally extensive tones, as numerous as the many sensations they are able to evoke.

The artists in the show are Mircea Cantor, Mateusz Chorobski, Jason Dodge, Bruna Esposito, Eva Marisaldi, Florian Mermin, Giuseppe Penone, Paola Pivi, Namsal Siedlecki, Achraf Touloub, Nico Vascellari and Luca Vitone.


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