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.