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Exhibition: ‘The Flavor Genome’ by Anicka Yi at Espace Louis Vuitton München

Text by CLOT Magazine

The Flavor Genome, Anicka Yi (2016). Courtesy of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Work presented in partnership with Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Espace Louis Vuitton is an exhibition place encouraging creation of new contemporary artworks in Tokyo, München, Venezia, Beijing and Seoul.  Inaugurated in 2014 the Espace Louis Vuitton Munich contributes to the general discourse on contemporary art by presenting new artistic positions and curatorial approaches. In this way, it promotes the exchange between local and international artists, art connoisseurs, collectors and the public.

For its new exhibition, the Espace Louis Vuitton München invites Korean-American artist Anicka Yi to unveil The Flavor Genome (2016) from June 26, 2020, to January 10, 2021. Anicka Yi’s work lies at the interaction of fragrance and science, her installations engage the sense of smell, and she frequently collaborates with biologists and chemists. The Flavor Genome is an in-depth reflection on the union of plants and animals and the potential of artificial scents and flavours. It shows a perception of nature influenced by new scientific and technological advances, as well as resource depletion in the Global South caused by uncontrolled consumption in the West.

The Flavor Genome (2016) is 3D projection displayed in parallel with the video Untitled (Trisha Donnell, 2008). In Untitled Trisha Donnel involve us in an intense sensory experience. Both Anicka Yi and Trisha Donnell examine how senses and perception influence our behaviour focusing on a natural world influenced by new technological and scientific advances.

(Media courtesy of the artist)
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