In 2016 I opened my first solo museum exhibition Aromérica Parfumeur with Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile. I am excited to announce a book version of this project. The book launch will be on September 22, 2018 at Smack Mellon Studio. Pre-order now!
*Book cover design is subject to change
This artist book is a continuation of Aromérica Parfumeur, Beatrice Glow’s 2016 exhibition realized at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago de Chile's Sala Vespucio. Glow staged a luxury perfume boutique in a commercial center to underline a parallel between how the social imaginary, systemic violence and smell are invisible yet omnipresent.
The story begins in the early-modern period when spices magnetized us as a species to traverse unknown waters and lands. It then traces patterns of exploitation, wealth inequality and environmental degradation via the social history of plants to reveal the motivating force behind transnational networks of colonial conquests and commerce. By premising aromatic desire as the unlikely foundation of the Americas, the project stands in allyship with land-based cultural perspectives.
+ 6 by 9 inches; 100 pages; softcover with dust jacket
+Full color images of the exhibition documentation; behind-the-scenes tour through the research-creation process leading up to the visual and olfactory immersive experience
+Writings in English and Spanish by a diverse group of curators, artists, art historians, activists, journalists and artists. Contributing writers include Beatrice Glow, Maria Montt Strabucchi, Kathleen Robin Joyce, Kristen Gaylord, KJ Baysa and more!
+Vellum envelope containing a limited edition hand aromatized olfactory art from the archives of Aromérica Parfumeur attached to interior front flap.
Celebrate with us on September 22, 2018 during Smack Mellon Open Studios in Brooklyn, New York! More information to follow.
How Pre-Order Works
You can place an order for Aromérica Parfumeur, via the button below. You will not be charged until your order ships! Tax and shipping costs will be calculated and added when the book ships. Your processing information is securely stored via Celery and Stripe. You can read more about their processes here. There is also an in-person pick-up option during the book launch event.
Once you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email with a link that allows you to modify or cancel the order from now through August 31, 2018.
Pre-order price is currently $40.00. Price is subject to change after August 31, 2018.