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Talk: On Style and the Invisible Medium of Scent with Ben Gorham

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$15 Full / $10 Member / $8 Student

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Images of Ben Gorham

Ben Gorham in Stockholm, Sweden, April 2019. Photo: Fredrik Skogkvist.
Ben Gorham and Virgil Abloh at BYREDO x OFF-WHITE ELEVATOR MUSIC EVENT, Paris Women’s Fashion Week, March 2018. Photo: Pierre Björk.
Debra Parr. Photo: Jacob Boll.

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Ben Gorham, founder of multinational bespoke fragrance studio Byredo, discusses the power of scent as style, evoker of memory, and fashion statement, as well as his recent collaboration with Virgil Abloh. Gorham is joined in conversation by Art History professor and olafactory art specialist Debra Riley Parr.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines and are organized by January Parkos Arnall, Curator of Public Programs, and Christy LeMaster, Assistant Curator of Public Programs.