22 - Sissel Tolaas & Lauren van Vuuren

21 May 2019

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12:00 – 19:00

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Galerie Wedding

Berlin, Germany


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  • U Leopoldplatz
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A curatorial tour with Solvej Helweg Ovesen & »22« author Lauren van Vuuren followed by a conversation between Sissel Tolaas and Solvej Helweg Ovesen at 7pm (the event will be in English).


Together with the artist Sissel Tolaas and the curator Solvej Helweg Ovesen, the author Lauren van Vuuren will talk about her texts within the exhibition and discuss the relationship between the texts and the smells of the exhibition.

So far Tolaas has created 52 olfactory profiles of international metropolises and is also researching the olfactory landscapes of coastlines, oceans, and extinct plant species. For the exhibition 22, she has investigated the scents of Müllerstraße, where in the course of industrialization, larger companies such as the pharmaceutical group Schering AG, began to establish themselves. Earlier, a left-wing working class had settled there and continues to shape the district, which is very culturally diverse today. The Wedding-based author Lauren van Vuuren accompanied the exploration of Müllerstraße from a linguistic perspective. Her docu-fiction texts can also be found in the exhibition. Furthermore, the »Smell Coding Lexicon Nasalo 1997_2050« supports the visitors to find language for smells.

With the kind support of NORLA, Norwegian Literature Abroad, the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin, funds »Ausstellungsvergütungen«, and by IFF (International Flavours and Fragrances Inc.).


Solvej Helveg Ovesen

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Sissel Tolaas

Taking part

Schering Stiftung

Berlin, Germany


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