WORKshop will present its second exhibition from July 9th through October 2nd. Designed by the Toronto architecture firm Khoury Levit Fong, Scentscapes: Immersive Environments Inspired by Xi’an, will feature drawings of a public garden currently under construction in one of China’s ancient capitals, Xi’an, along with a site-specific installation titled Scent Squadron.
The team of Khoury Levit Fong, with students Drew Adams, James Dixon, Lindsay Hochman, Fadi Masoud, Khalid al-Nasser, and Farhana Sharmin will install a ‘vaulted pine forest,’ an array of suspended scent-dispensing vials. The title ’Scent Squadron’ obliquely invokes the famous 210-209 BC Terracotta Army near Xi’an, one of the world’s great works of funerary art. WORKshop’s Scentscapes is being presented simultaneously with the Royal Ontario Museum’s nearby exhibition, The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army, which runs from June 26, 2010 to January 02, 2011.