‘Electric & distant’

Photography and perception through the nose.
A selection of 87 works to relate the language of photography and perception through the nose.

Electric and Distant. colección olorVISUAL Contemporary Photography

‘Electric and distant’ is an expression used by the perfumist Ernesto Ventós to evoke a smell associated with one of the works that make up colección olorVISUAL, one of the singularities of which lies in the relation of the senses of sight and smell.

Electric and Distant is also the title of this exhibition, which, with a selection of 87 works by some of the most prominent contemporary photographers from this country and internationally, sets out to relate the language of photography and perception through the eyes and the nose.

The grouping of the photographs has been made on the strength of aesthetic and conceptual affinities, in many cases complemented with olfactory notes, which intermittently accompany us throughout the entire itinerary. In the exhibition we can also read the short texts, phrases and aphorisms with which the artists comment on the olfactory sensations that each of their works provokes.

This collection, begun in 1978 and baptized by the poet and artist Joan Brossa, aims to teach us how to smell by way of art and how to look by way of smell. For this show, the perfumist Ernesto Ventós has created an essence linked to the history of Tecla Sala, from its industrial past as a factory producing cotton yarns to its present, filled with art, books and culture.

 

  • The seat
    Centre Cultural Tecla Sala
  • Dates
    January – May 2018
  • Catalogue Link

Works

  • Pep AGUT
  • José Ramón AIS
  • Javier ALMALÉ / Jesús BONDÍA
  • Chema ALVARGONZÁLEZ
  • Nobuyoshi ARAKI
  • Manel ARMENGOL
  • Jamie BALDRIDGE
  • Roger BALLEN
  • José Manuel BALLESTER
  • Carlos BETANCOURT
  • Richard BILLINGHAM
  • Leyla CÁRDENAS
  • Jordi CASAÑAS
  • Vincenzo CASTELLA
  • Jacobo CASTELLANO
  • Juan Manuel CASTRO PRIETO
  • Toni CATANY
  • Lynne COHEN
  • Hannah COLLINS
  • Carles CONGOST
  • John COPLANS
  • Magdalena CORREA
  • Jeff COWEN
  • Luciana CREPALDI
  • Gregory CREWDSON
  • Tim DAVIS
  • Mario DE AYGUAVIVES
  • Marlon DE AZAMBUJA
  • DE VAL & LETO
  • Cecilia DE VAL
  • Oleg DOU
  • Bill DURGIN
  • Manel ESCLUSA
  • Jesús ETXARTE – EVRU
  • Anna FERRER
  • Esther FERRER
  • Roland FISCHER
  • Pere FORMIGUERA
  • Daniel & Geo FUCHS
  • Adam FUSS
  • Antonio GIRBÉS
  • Claus GOEDICKE
  • Luis GONZÁLEZ PALMA
  • Rodrigo GONZALO
  • Douglas GORDON
  • Arancha GOYENECHE
  • Nicolas GROSPIERRE
  • Patrick HAMILTON
  • Nanna HÄNNINEN
  • Ignacio HERNANDO
  • Teun HOCKS
  • Zhang HUAN
  • Alfredo JAAR
  • Helle JETZIG
  • Eeva KARHU
  • Ellen KOOI
  • Ann LISLEGAARD
  • Almudena LOBERA
  • Chema MADOZ
  • Anna MALAGRIDA
  • Robert MAPPLETHORPE
  • Angel MARCOS
  • Carmen MARISCAL
  • Cristina MARTÍN LARA
  • Duane MICHALS
  • Antoni MIRALDA
  • Linarejos MORENO
  • Yasumasa MORIMURA
  • Rosa MUÑOZ
  • Álvaro NEGRO
  • Loan NGUYEN
  • José NOGUERO
  • Eduard OLIVELLA
  • Aitor ORTIZ
  • Ouka LEELE
  • Riitta PÄIVÄLÄINEN
  • Cecilia PAREDES
  • Walter PFEIFFER
  • Anna REIVILÄ
  • Humberto RIVAS
  • Johann RYNO DE WET
  • Ixone SÁDABA
  • Howard URSULIAK
  • Juan USLÉ
  • Eulàlia VALLDOSERA
  • Irene VAN DE MEHEEN