LMAKbooks+design is excited to present an olfactory installation premiering Ici & Là, the fourth fragrance of the ATTACHE-MOI collection, which is conceptualized by Olivia Bransbourg. For Ici & Là, Bransbourg collaborated with renowned perfumer Shyamala Maisondieu and artist Marie-Luce Nadal.

In 2006, Bransbourg and perfumer Christine Nagel created a formula around an editorial project; unfortunately, it was lost. Luckily, a remainder of a bottle helped perfumer Shyamala to reinvent it. It is a perfume that represents fluidity of time, personal and geographical wanderings: here and there (Ici & Là). Inspired by the idea of scent and its flow, artist Marie-Luce Nadal created a series of “Clouds in Flasks”. The artist captures on her journeys particles of clouds and electric residue of thunderstorms, which she then reduces to extracts in order to reproduce them infinitely. In the gallery there is an intimate installation of olfactory pillars, photographs, video, and a mural. The viewer is invited to accompany this unique experience linking the tangible and intangible.

Olivia Bransbourg is the creator of ATTACHE-MOI, an exclusive line of scents made in France, which envisions perfume as a point of departure to a longer artistic journey. ATTACHE-MOI creates encounters, generates collaborations, and “ties” senses together to evoke scent through sound, sight, and touch. Bransbourg’s career began in Fine Art as a curatorial and press assistant in museums and galleries between France and Germany. She also worked as the Project Manager for conceptual artist Jochen Gerz and oversaw the installation of several artworks in public spaces. Bransbourg is the founder of ICONOfly, a publication and website devoted to tales of art, luxury, and fashion accessories. Since its creation in Paris in 2006 ICONOfly has gathered significant attention from luxury brands, leading artists, chefs, writers, and designers worldwide with over 70 carte blanches given. Earlier this year she created an olfactory time capsule experience on Times Square with the Design Pavilion. Most recently she co-founded another brand, sous le manteau, which revisits love potions found in earlier centuries officinal books.

Marie-Luce Nadal is an architect and visual artist, who interprets and builds artificial landscapes. Based on observations of environments and natural phenomena her installations, sculptures, and performances aim to create new relationships with our environment and realize the existence of the invisible. Since 2012, Marie-Luce Nadal has been a SACRe PhD Candidate (Science, Arts, Creation, Research) at the EnsADLaB (Arts Décoratifs Lab), PSL Research University (Paris Sciences et Lettres). Her work has been shown in several institutions in Paris (Gaité Lyrique, Palais de Tokyo) and worldwide (Institut of Contemporary Art Singapore – Lasalle). Most recently her work was included in the 7th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, for which she was featured in Art in America.

What do astronomy and perfumery have in common? Plenty, if you ask Shyamala Maisondieu, an aspiring astronomer-turned-perfumer. Like astronomy, perfumery blends creativity with scientific logic. Both require rigorous training and experience. “But there are still fewer perfumers in the world than astronomers!” she adds. Shyamala earned a degree in the field of engineering, but in the end, it was the artistic aspect of fragrance that captured her heart and led her to the laboratory Givaudan. Her approach is poetic and inventive, dramatic and romantic. Her compositions blend comfort with the exotic sensuality of notes like frangipani and jasmine, flowers from her Malaysian childhood. “I like the unexpected combination of polar opposite things.” A few creations by Shyamala: L’OCCITANE Terre de Lumière, MAISON LANCOME Tubereuse Castane,  LANVIN Me L’Eau, DIESEL Only the Brave Wild, ARMANI PRIVE Myrrhe Imperiale, LANVIN Avant-Garde, ACQUA DI PARMA Blu Mediterranean, COMME DES GARCONS Dover Street Market, ETAT LIBRE D’ORANGE Charogne.








LMAKgallery was founded by Louky Keijsers Koning in 2005 and Bart Keijsers Koning joined as co-owner in 2009. The gallery’s primary interest lies in the commitment to the artist’s process and dedication to their thoughts and production. LMAKgallery works with artists who have proven to sustain continuity in their visual expression without being repetitive. The gallery strives to introduce collectors to new horizons through visual, sound, or conceptual experience, as well as opening communication to develop a relation between the viewer and the art. LMAKgallery is known for its exhibitions with international allure and focusing on interdisciplinary practices. The gallery presents works in all media, ranging from drawing, painting, photography, video/film, and sculpture by artists from all over the world.

After establishing roots and working within the Lower East Side art community for the past 7 years, we found ourselves in need of more space and re-located to a 3 story federal brownstone on 298 Grand Street. The new space consists of a main showroom hosting our solo and group exhibitions on the ground-floor and a sculpture garden on the adjoining courtyard. On the second floor there is LMAKbooks+design and the third floor features site specific installations.

LMAKbooks+design was born out of an impetus to provide a new platform for art related thinking and writing. It will present design within the realm of the fine arts from artists who develop objects out of their studio practice and designers who are pushing their ideas into the plastic arts. To create a flowing exchange of forms and ideas, we will host lively discussions and panels and will highlight new designs thematically every three months. You will find LMAKbooks+design in the second floor as well as a viewing room, and our office.

On the third floor and in the courtyard we will host amorphous exhibitions and screenings of developing projects by artists and curators.

Artistsʼ works have been acquired through LMAKgallery by such institutions as Public Library of New York; Museo del Barrio, New York; Contemporary Museum of Photography, Chicago; Guggenheim, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa OK; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France and San Fransisco, US; Rhode Island Museum of Art, RI; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; William Benton Museum of Art, CT; Mott Warsh Collection, MI .

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