CHRISTOPHE LAUDAMIEL: OVER 21 | JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 17, 2017
This exhibition is for 21 and over only
Dillon + Lee is pleased to present Christophe Laudamiel's "Over 21."
This solo exhibition will present scents designed to evoke complex and adult responses to topics of sex, addiction, taboos, and recreation. The exhibition invites viewers to sit at different stations around a long table and consume the scents as if one was participating in a meal. The scent of a virgin- orgy- opium-maplethorpe-and other surprises will be offered in both traditional and technologically forward osmo curated platform.
Christophe Laudamiel is known for his avant-garde work, establishing a trail of signature, high-end fragrances. He is the only perfumer worldwide with scents entered officially in collections such as the International Perfumery Museum in Grasse, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Harvard University He has tailored-made Air Sculpture® designs for the WEF in Davos, the Swiss Pavilion at Shanghai Expo, the first olfactory retrospective of the EU at the EU Parliament in Brussels and for the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. As a pioneer in this field and has five solo shows in three years strictly devoted to olfactory art: Dillon in New York City and Mianki in Berlin, Germany. He also composed and scent-jockeyed the 30-plus scents for scent opera Green Aria at the Guggenheim Museums and with colleague Christoph Hornetz the 15 scents for the book and movie “Perfume, the story of a murderer”. Christophe is master perfumer, scent composer, osmocurator, lecturer, writer and chemist international champion who has co-created top-10 fragrances for Houses such as Polo Blue for men by Ralph Lauren, Happy Heart by Clinique, Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch, the Fragrance Kitchen, DeadofNight and SilencetheSea by Strangelovenyc and Harrod’s and other scents for the likes of Beyoncé, Helena Christensen, Tom Ford, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger. For the first time in modern history, he allowed full publication of a complete fine fragrance formula by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) for educational and artistic purposes.
Scent Sculptor Christophe Laudamiel aspires to bring perfumery and olfactory art to the next level. Liberté, Egalité, Fragrancité is a unique visionary summary and manifesto of his life-blood as a perfumer.