• Josely Carvalho

When an Olfactory Artist Loses Her Sense of Smell

An Interview with Josely Carvalho by Caro Verbeek, curator, art historian and sense museologist based in Netherlands


"Through emails and a Zoom-meeting with an ocean between us and isolated in our homes, I interviewed olfactory artist Josely Carvalho on her work and recent experiences with Covid-19. What happens when an award winning olfactory artist – and of course ‘simply’ a human being – loses her sense of smell?" (Caro Verbeek, in the site Futurist Scent, May 2, 2020)


"Smell emanates from the guts of my artwork – from the necessity to articulate issues, anxieties and questions through affections." (Josely Carvalho)


In my latest interview written by Caro Verbeek for the site Futurist Scent I discuss my olfaction research, my artwork and how Covid19 entered in my life as an artist.


Read in full here.


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Na recente entrevista escrita para o site Futurist Scent, por Caro Verbeek, curadora, historiadora da arte e museóloga especializada em arte e olfato e residente na Holanda, . discuto minha pesquisa olfativa e como Covid19 penetrou minha vida de artista.


Disponível apenas em inglês, aqui.



Photo credit/ Foto: Pat Kilgore


https://futuristscents.com/2020/05/02/when-an-olfactory-artist-loses-her-sense-of-smell-an-interview-with-josely-carvalho-on-dealing-with-corona/?fbclid=IwAR27-Qn3AVK9FnqKy_GJfworTBZToqnEQ-hfBrcoKCgxwVm4qV2Xfbnzu1Y