April 1, 2016
MILAN—The Institute for Art and Olfaction is pleased to announce the finalists for the third annual Art and Olfaction Awards, to be held at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on May 7,
2016. This announcement took place in a special ceremony at Esxence in Milan.
As with last year, two winners will be selected from the categories Artisan and Independent, and one winner will be selected for the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent. Each winner will receive The Golden Pear, which continues to cement its status as a prestigious achievement in the independent, artisan and experimental perfume world.
The finalists were selected by a group of highly qualified judges from the perfume world, the art world, and other creative industries. The artisan and independent category submissions were judged blindly, presented in generic vials and tracked by a numerical code. The preliminary round judges selected the finalists, and the finalist round judges will select the winners.
Independent Category Preliminary Judges: Steven Gontarski, Yvettra Grantham, Neal Harris, Laura Johnson, Sherri Sebastian, Lizzie Ostrom (aka Odette Toilette)
Artisan Category Preliminary Judges: Antonio Gardoni, Hank Jenkins, Ashley Eden Kessler, Daniel Krasofski, James McHugh, Persephenie
Independent & Artisan Categories Finalist Judges: Mandy Aftel, Mark Behnke, Sarah Horowitz-Thran, Kaya Sorhaindo, Andy Tauer, Luca Turin
Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent Projects Judges: Allison Agsten, Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa, Peter de Cupere, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Ashraf Osman
The finalists for 2016 hail from 14 countries and represent a broad diversity of practices and styles.
SADAKICHI AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL WORK WITH SCENT – FINALISTS
Cat Jones – Sydney, Australia
Christy Gast & Ensayos – Tierra Del Fuego, Chile and New York, USA
Carrie Paterson – Los Angeles, USA
The Juice of War – Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Maki Ueda – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kellen Walker – Austin, USA
ARTISAN AWARD – FINALISTS
Albino (A Study in White)
by DSH Perfumes – Boulder, USA
Bird of Paradise
by Thorn & Bloom Perfume – Somerville, USA
Cape Cod Wild Beach Rose
by Nomaterra Fragrances – New York, USA
by La Curie – Tucson, USA
Love for 3 Oranges
By Aether Arts Perfumes – Boulder, USA
by Auphorie – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Musk Rose Attar
by Rising Phoenix Perfumery – Atlanta, USA
by Frazer Parfum – Capetown, South Africa
Peach Tree Garden
by Phoenix Botanicals – New York, USA
by Papillon Perfumery – Salisbury, UK
INDEPENDENT AWARD – FINALISTS
by Zoologist Perfumes – Toronto, Canada
by Xyrena – Los Angeles, USA
Elephant + Roses
by Maria Candida Gentile Maître Parfumeur – Sarzana, Italy
by NOBILE 1942 – Genoa, Italy
by JUL ED MAD Paris – Paris, France
by Olfactive Studio – Paris, France
Past | Presence
by Roads – Dublin, Ireland
Rose de Taif Extrait
by Perris Monte Carlo – Monaco, Monaco
by Tabacora Parfums – Jelesnia, Poland
by Juliana Parfums Co. – Auckland, New Zealand
We will announce the winners in each category at the Third Annual Art and Olfaction Awards on Saturday, May 7 in an open-to-the-public event at Hammer Museum, with special guest emcee Zackary Drucker (Whitney Biennial 2014; Co-Producer, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning Transparent).
Please check artandolfactionawards.com for attendance information.
The Art and Olfaction Awards was founded in 2012 as an independent awards mechanism designed to celebrate innovation and excellence in artisan and independent perfume, and experimentation in scent within arts practices. The Art and Olfaction Awards are a program of The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Los Angeles, CA.
The Institute for Art and Olfaction is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Los Angeles, CA. The Institute for Art and Olfaction advances public and artistic engagement with scent. We do this by initiating and supporting arts projects that utilize the medium of scent, by providing accessible and affordable education in our experimental laboratory as well as in partnership with institutions and community groups, and by celebrating excellence in independent and artisan perfumery through our yearly award mechanism, The Art and Olfaction Awards. Through these efforts, we extend the world of scent beyond its traditional boundaries of appreciation and use.
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