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Diary of Smells:


Site specific installation.

Blown Glass sculptures, six fragrances, dolomite sand, Corten steel, photography printed in polyester encapsulated with the smell of Shards, steel and fragments of glass shards doors. Also shown the interactive installations Smell Flasks and Olfactory Crayons. For this exhibition the artist created blown glass sculptures and developed smells in dialogue with the museum collection of paintings and sculptures and its architecture.


"Diário de Cheiros: Affectio
(Diary of Smells: Affectio), an exhibition conceived by Josely Carvalho for the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes re-routes a series of elements that find a laborious synthesis in space and in the moment of their realization.

[...] Part of the project Diário de Cheiros
(Diary of Smells), the exhibition repossesses the reflection on resilience, the capacity to face and transform experiences of adversity, which has a psychological, but also social, character. In her work, resilience does not possess a defined face. Believing in its construction, and reflecting on recent events in our history, such as the demonstrations that took place in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, this resilience will find its representation in the reunion of smells developed by the artist: Anoxia, Pepper, Dust, Barricade, Lacrimae and Queen of the Night. The installation, in the main space, and the artworks spread through the museum, function in conjunction, activating different readings of these spaces and the artworks that are found in them."

Daniel Barreto, curator

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(May 17th, 2019 - Sep 29th, 2019).

Photo credit: Pat Kilgore

Affectio is a page of  Diary of Smells series.

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