06/06/2009 10:38

BID FOR GARLIC - NEW CURRENCY IN "WEALTH OF NATIONS"

By clicking on the web page: http://www.agliomania.com/ you get the opportunity to participate in global bidding for one garlic bulb - the so called AGLIOMANIA.

AglioMania (GarlicMania) refers to TulipoMania that took place in the early 17th century Netherlands. During this time, tulip bulbs were traded for enormous prices.

The market eventually crashed , thus the term bubble economy. AglioMania designates a fresh garlic bulb as the object of desire and mobilizes a bidding frenzy with expanded social network scheme. G-dinar appropriated from Serbian currency is distributed and can be accumulated. A la Joseph Beuys "Kunst=Kapital", Agliomania proposes "Friends=Kapital", the G-capital at Agliomania is earned by having friends. Having friends makes you more G-dinar, more power to bid. The highest bidder eventually gets the desired garlic bulb.

Author of the project: Shu Lea Cheang, artist

Agliomania project is a part of exhibition "Wealth of Nations" 6-14 June, Trg Slobode (Liberty Square), Novi Sad.