Short before closing, i made it finally to the wonderful exhibition called “The smell of War” in Belgium.
The Smell of War shed light on the first gas attacks in World War I and deals with the fascinating phenomenon of odour as a transmitter of emotions. It therefore goes beyond the usual museum experience being based on primarily visual art.
International artists from the present day demonstrate that scent can really be context and/ or concept of the work. Scents evoke memories, emotions and associations, but let the beholder also re-think and reflect about the context of the work.
The main focus of the exhibition lies on the olfactory artworks about gas attacks and chemical wars, as well as on the not-smelling aspect by protection of gas masks.
Its worth the trip for sure!!! Yours, Fran