Perfume as Practice SS19 is an exhibition that blends fragrance, portraiture and astronomy and seeks to reveal the potential perfume has as a contemporary art discipline. The exhibition will house 10 perfumes, each a portrait of another artist. These perfumes are achieved through an established process that begins by asking artists the question 'why do you make art?' then responding to the answer received though scent design. Perfume as Practice SS19 will also be themed under the idea of ‘astronomy’. This theme establishes visual connections between artists, and each perfume bottle will be adorned with a constellation.
Michael Borkowsky is an artist working in Living in Sheffield. His practice explores scent as a means of communication. Specifically, his project 'Perfume as Practice' utilises perfumery as a means of creating portraiture. Perfume as Practice began as a year long residency at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield in 2016 and since then has taken the guise of exhibitions, workshops, events and other residencies across the UK and internationally. Michael also runs open call exhibitions alongside fellow artist Sharon Mossbeck under the arts initiative Fronteer.
Thursday 4th April - 12-6pm
Friday 5th April - 12-6pm
Saturday 6th April - 12-6pm
Sunday 7th April - 12-6pm
Thursday 4th April - 6.30 - 8.30pm