Visuals: Perfume @ Somerset House, London

This article is not an exhibition review, but more a visual journey of an exhibition I’ve recently enjoyed visiting: Perfume at Somerset House, London. In the first room, famous perfumes in their bottles are displayed to introduce the subject. Then, a member of staff gives you a paper and pen: it’s now your turn to play. The following room are installations. You can touch them, go around and of course, smell them, as each represents a particular scent, which has made history. You have to find the perfume and write its name on the paper. Answers and information are given at the…

#ExhibitionTips: Stockholm

I as mentioned in my last post, I was in Stockholm a few days ago. I get inspired by my visits. I thus thought it was the opportunity to start a new series of posts: Exhibition Tips. I will share inspirations: display ideas and curatorial practices that I find interesting, innovative, inspiring, or simply good. Let’s begin with Stockholm which presents some compelling propositions. Stockholm is a city with a lot of museums to visit and a vibrant cultural scene. During my stay, I visited Fotografiska (photography museum), the Nordiska Museum (about Swedish culture), Aquaria (the aquarium), Moderna Museet (modern…

Exhibition Review: Like a Horse @ Fotografiska, Stockholm

I’ve just spent a few days in Stockholm. On recommendation, I visited Fotografiska, the city’s center for contemporary photography.  It is an industrial building near the water. I liked it right away. The exhibition Like a Horse is currently on. Quite a surprising title! I thought I’d tell you about it. As its name indicates, it is about horses. The opening words by the curator, the photograph Sophie Mörner, explain that the show has been ‘shaped by [her] own history both as an artist and a horse person’. She tells us her story, using the animal, but addressing life, women…