The Last Diamond

Artist: Anicka Yi
Date: 2015
Materials: Clothes pegs, Diffusers, Perfume
Dimensions: Dimensions variables
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin

Deep-fried flowers, expired powdered milk, snail mucus and the scent of forgetting: Anicka Yi’s oeuvre reveals her predilection for the fleeting and the perishable. After developing a fragrance related to memory loss with the perfume designer Barnabé Fillion, Anicka Yi applied it to the pages of her first monograph. Her research into the olfactive transcription of memory loss then took form in The Last Diamond. Two aromas emanate from the two partially-open dryer doors that make up the installation. Through this intermingling of scents, the artist wishes to create an alchemy that smells of amnesia. The Last Diamond bears witness to the artist interest in experiments that are at once chemical and techno-sensual, with a heightened psychological value. 


Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
du 11 Oct 2019 au 16 Feb 2020
Faisons de l'inconnu un allié
Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris (France)
du 11 Oct au 23 Oct 2016
7,070,430K of Digital Spit
Kunsthalle Basel, Bâle (Suisse)
du 12 Jun au 16 Aug 2015

Production specifications

The Foundation team and the artists produce working elements and images of the works at different stages of production (sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, etc.).
11 October 2016
12 June 2015 par Anicka Yi
11 June 2015
03 June 2015
04 May 2015
02 April 2015
11 March 2015 par Anicka Yi
17 February 2015
04 December 2014