Art for the Knowing Nose

PeterMost art relies on eyes or ears to be experienced. Peter De Cupere wants to engage your nose. The Belgian “scent artist” uses the smell of candy, cigarettes, garbage, grass, spices, even bodily fluids to illicit visceral reactions from his audience. “When you walk into an installation with scent, you cannot hide,” he says. My profile of him for the NYTimes Science section.

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