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“Smelling the world”, Alessandro Gandolfi immersive exhibition in Savigliano

Muses European Academy of Essences Via Sant'Andrea 53, Savigliano, Cuneo, Italie

Based on the works of photographer and journalist Alessandro Gandolfi, "Smelling the world" exhibition, located between Palazzo Taffini and Palazzo Muratori Cravetta, is a multisensory experience.


Shezad Dawood’s multisensory exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Aga Khan Museum 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Produced in partnership with Wiels, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Brussels, the exhibition transports visitors into new and imaginary worlds through a unique, multi-layered experience that taps into the senses.


10 November 2023 : 10h00 5 May 2024 : 18h00

Inspired by African-American Muslim musician, composer, and polymath (Allāmah) Dr. Yusef Lateef (1920–2013) and his cli-fi novella, Night in the Garden of Love (1988), contemporary artist Shezad Dawood uses gardens as a starting point for creative, futuristic, and intercultural conversations. Audiences will encounter a series of painted textile works by Dawood of real and imagined plants, original artwork by Lateef, and objects from the Museum’s Permanent Collection as they journey through time, navigating a blend of analogue and digital spaces. Nestled amongst Dawood’s textiles are costume sculptures designed by London-based fashion label Ahluwalia, integrating upcycled, repurposed vintage fabrics from Dawood’s textile archive.

Drawn to the creative potential in technology, Dawood collaborated with immersive film and digital arts production company UBIK Productions to create mesmerizing digital experiences. Together, they developed an enthralling two-player virtual reality environment and a series of Digital Seedbanks — seven algorithmically generated plants responding to a new musical score inspired by Lateef’s autophysiopsychic method and performed by several of the late musician’s former collaborators and students.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a scent created by Dawood in collaboration with Olivia Bransbourg of boutique perfume label Iconofly, perfumer Nicolas Bonneville, and fragrance house dsm-firmenich. The distinctive fragrance features eight middle notes. While some are recognizable, such as jasmine, others were crafted using artificial intelligence to represent plants that don’t naturally produce a discernible scent.

On Friday, November 10, a multisensory concert will be proposed. More info on Aga Khan Museum website.

Tues: 10 am–5:30 pm
Wed: 10 am–8 pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10 am–5:30 pm

Image courtesy of the artist. Photography: © We Document Art


Aga Khan Museum

77 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1 Canada
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