WIRED | Annie Tittiger:
You become aware of Anicka Yi’s work before you even step into the gallery. The pungent odor of decomposing kombucha leather, the acrid tang of burning paper, or the cloying sweetness of deep-fried flowers wafts through the halls. The New York–based artist specializes in olfaction, evoking reactions through sense of smell. “I create scents based on a narrative,” Yi says, “whether it’s about capturing an elusive memory or trying to profile a human being.”… Read more
Image: Anicka Yi’s 2015 piece, 2666, is made from bacteria and agar.