Critical Writing Index

Inhaling Passions: Art, Sex and Scent

by Jim Drobnick

Sexuality & Culture, Summer 2000, v. 4, no. 3, pp. 37-56

This extensive article examines how over the last decade, artists have strategically integrated olfactory elements into their work. By reassessing and converting the supposed abnormality of scents into something ubiquitous, offering critiques of and alternatives to the cultural mandate of the deodorized body, these artists have posited a dynamic, pivotal relationship between scent and sexuality.

ITEM 2000.016 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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