This is the speech given by Saskia Wilson-Brown at the beginning of the 6th annual Art and Olfaction Awards Ceremony. These ideas were triggered by conversations with friends in all fields, in particular with Mandy Aftel who inspired a lot of what Saskia wrote, below.
Continuing our tradition of partnering with unique, historic, and culturally important venues, we're pleased to announce that the 6th annual Art and Olfaction Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday May 2, 2019, at Oude Kerk, in Amsterdam.
About Oude Kerk
Right in the heart of De Wallen - Amsterdam's red light district - The Oude Kerk is the first church ever built in Amsterdam and the oldest building in the city. And we say old, we mean old: It was founded circa 1213 and consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicolas as its patron saint.
As a contemporary art institute housed in a historical monument, the Oude Kerk examines its past, current and future meanings and its dynamic environment as both a participant in and representative of the development of our society. In the Oude Kerk artists and historians collaborate on high-profile and influential presentations; contemporary art and heritage go hand in hand.
LONDON — We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 Art and Olfaction Awards, which we made public in the 5th annual Art and Olfaction Awards ceremony, on April 21, 2018 at The Tabernacle in London.
After a few months of processing vials, we're glad to say that all the packages have arrived with the judges, and nothing was lost in the mail. We're excited to get to this next stage in the awards, and cannot wait to share the results when we announce the finalists on April 5 at Esxence, in Milan.
After 2 long months of filling little vials, chasing submissions lost in the mail and coordinating lots and lots of data, we were finally able to prepare the judging packages, and send them on their way.