• Dan Graham
    Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Antony Gormley
    Together and Apart, 1998

  • Henrik Håkansson
    The Reserve (001), 2009

  • Sarah Schwartz
    Mother, 1990

  • Dan Graham
    Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Antony Gormley
    Together and Apart, 1998

  • Henrik Håkansson
    The Reserve (001), 2009

  • Sarah Schwartz
    Mother, 1990

  • Dan Graham
    Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Antony Gormley
    Together and Apart, 1998

  • Henrik Håkansson
    The Reserve (001), 2009

  • Sarah Schwartz
    Mother, 1990

  • Dan Graham
    Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

  • Jenny Holzer
    Wanås Wall, 2002

  • Antony Gormley
    Together and Apart, 1998

  • Henrik Håkansson
    The Reserve (001), 2009

  • Sarah Schwartz
    Mother, 1990

Art 2018

Regional Museum Kristianstad c/o Wanås Konst
Natsukashii – Memory of Scent

Opening Saturday October 27, 2018
Exhibition Period October 27 – November 4, 2018
Curator Evelyn Thomasson
Program October 27 & 28, 12 pm – 12.30 pm, Dare we close our eyes?, performance with Carmen Olsson (dance and choreography), Åsa Herrgård (set design), and Harald Svensson (music).

During ten days, coinciding with the Danish and Swedish fall break, the artists and researchers of Natsukashii – Memory of Scent ask you to smell the art.

Odour and memory are deeply interconnected and culturally influenced. In the exhibition Natsukashii – Memory of Scent at Wanås Konst, Swedish, British, French and Japanese artists have approached olfactory art in various ways. They have created artworks that invite exploration of nostalgic (Natsukashii) responses to smell, enabling recollections of memories of events that took place in the past.

The exhibition includes dance performances and workshops. It will fill Wanås Konst with a variety of fragrances, seeking to awaken old memories and forgotten emotions through our senses, centering on smell.

The exhibition is part of a Japanese research programme aimed at improving the quality of life for the elderly who live in nursing homes. The exhibition in Sweden will continue to develop this research and include an audience survey together with research conducted with local nursing homes. 

The project commenced in Japan in 2016 and resulted in exhibitions in Kyoto and Paris in 2017, and is supported by JSPS KAKENHI, Scandinavia–Japan Sasakawa Foundation, MusVerre Contemporary Glass Art Museum and Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

– Evelyn Thomasson
Regional Museum Kristianstad

Natsukashii – Memory of Scent

Nathan Cohen (UK)
Åsa Herrgård (SE)
Yoko Iwasaki (JP)
Hiroshi Koyama (SE)
Reiko Kubota (UK)
Yasuaki Matsumoto (JP)
Carmen Olsson (SE)
Boris Raux (FR)
Yuriko Sugihara (JP)  ​
Akemi Takata (SE)
Takumi Tsukahara (JP)