Mary Ramsden will feature in I am here but you’ve gone at the Fiorucci Art Trust, the first group show at its HQ in Sloane Avenue. Developed in partnership with London-based perfume atelier Creative Perfumers, the exhibition displays the final outcome of a ten-month research in fragrances, during which the artists had access to an immense oil library in order to explore the potential of employing scent as a medium.
The sense of smell is the oldest and most undisturbed among our senses along with being the most direct connection to our memory. I am here but you’ve gone features the scents of eight artists alongside new and site-specific installations. Ideas, attitudes and perfume molecules intertwine to occupy different rooms within the domestic spaces of Sloane Avenue. From the ground floor to the upstairs bedrooms, these scents will take over the whole Fiorucci Art Trust headquarters. I am here but you’ve gone will reinvigorate the viewers’ awareness of their own senses while also drawing attention to the importance of smell in human psychology, imagination, knowledge and behaviour.
I AM HERE BUT YOU’ VE GONE
Adam Christensen, Patrizio Di Massimo, Adham Faramawy, Ed Fornieles, Celia Hempton, Mary Ramsden, Magali Reus, Prem Sahib
23 April – 9 May 2015
Preview: Tuesday 22 April, 6-9pm
Fiorucci Art Trust
10 Sloane Ave
London SW3 3JE