ArtScience preview: 'Unexpected Smells'

From 10 to 12 May 2019, the graduating students of the ArtScience Interfaculty will present: 'Unexpected Smells' - a three day fully immersive art exhibition involving all the senses.

They are not bad, just unexpected.

17 individuals from 15 countries with different backgrounds and areas of expertise, take an experimental approach to artistic presentation.

'At ArtScience we share an interest in using modern technologies as a tool for fuelling imaginative and experimental processes.'

About the exhibition 'Unexpected Smells'

Each year, the students of the ArtScience Interfaculty host a preview show where they have a chance to showcase their final artworks to a public audience before graduating. This preview aims to be a more ambitious event:

We propose a three day exhibition with installations, performances and sensorial guided tours alongside a program or workshops and lectures from ArtScience graduates and professionals in the field.

The collective exhibition will consist of interdisciplinary works that combine sight, smell, taste, touch and sound to create multi-dimensional environments which engulf the viewer as a whole. The focus is on the sensorial, the immaterial, the ephemeral, the time-based, the shape-shifting, the hybrid – operating at the intersection between art, science and technology.

'When was the last time you sounded your way through an exhibition or where asked to close your eyes and sniff?'

This exhibition is the culmination of 17 bachelor and master students of the ArtScience Interfaculty, who open their doors and invite you, citizens of The Hague and beyond, to participate in their process, to become actively engaged, to be critical, to give feedback.

Graduating students

Sophia Bulgakova (UA), Mabel Calvert Verbruggen (UK), Jesus Canuto Iglesias (SP), Kay Churcher (SCT), Zoë d'Hont (NL), Richard Forrest (IE), Lauren Jetty (UK), Senida Kalender (NL ), Nina Lezaic (HR, NL), Anastasia Loginova (CY, RU), Maria Oosterveen (NL), Ana Oosting (NL), Catherine Ostraya (RU), Aisha Ryannon Pagnes (IT, ID, NZ), Sunna Svavarsdóttir ( IS), Hee Youn Park (KR), StefanoZucchini (AR)


For the realization of Unexpexted Smells ArtScience students have been working together with De Electriciteitsfabriek, Bartimeaus, COULD / Danslab and Attic Lab.

With thanks to Fonds 1818



Fri 10 May 2019 19.00 - Sun 12 May 2019 19.00


De Electriciteitsfabriek, Den Haag
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20, 2518 RA The Hague

More info

Opening: Friday 10 May at 19.00

Entrance fee