Marcelo, 2006

The photo 'Marcelo, 2006' is part of the exhibition 'Erotomania, an International Display of Erotica' at the Candycoated Center in Philadelphia.
March 26 till May 22, 2010. Opening Friday April 2, 6 till 9 pm.
Contact: Candy Depew at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Press text:

A stellar group exhibition of over forty consummate artist's and designers hailing from more than eight countries share their most private expressions with you for 'Erotomania, an International Display of Erotica'.
This special collection of ceramics, prints, sculpture, drawings, and writings investigates contemporary and historical depictions of obsessive love is hosted by the Candycoated Center in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia.

Erotomania, first referred to as "erotic self-referent delusions" (1623), is the extraordinary condition in which the virtual fantasy of being in love can drive people to real extremes.  Originally likened to an illness caused by unrequited love, the perceived notion of this condition has evolved over centuries.  The present clinical understanding of erotomania is that the affected (subject) holds a delusional belief that another (object) is secretly in love with him and communicates their love in subtle and intricate ways; the most interesting, in terms of this exhibition, is the arrangement of household objects. The theme of "objects d'art" fulfilling needs of an erotic nature has a history in art, most prevalently featured over a century ago with the decorative Art Nouveau movement where erotic subjugation came to "denote the modern".

Mild cases of Erotomania often border on common relationship scenarios, which begs the question, "What triggers the leap from passion and admiration to complete obsession and the excessive pursuit of love?"

Artists and designers:
Leroy Johnson (US), Kukuli Verlade (PE), David Cushway (UK), David East (US), Nidhi Jalan (IN), Cammi Climaco (US), Tony Fink (MX), Julia Stratton (US), Wally Gilbert (UK), Su Tomesen (NL), Marc Th. Van der Voorn (NL), Nikolai Renke (DK), Julie York (CA), Sinisa Kukec (CA), Emilio Chapela (MX), William Eadon (US), Dylan Graham (NL), Stephanie Smiedt (AU), Jesse Potts (US), Kevin Mullavey (US), Domeneco Manago (ES), Lara de Greef (NL), Chris Staley (US), Mortiz Ebinger (NL), Daan Ooms (NL), Maryanne Friel (US), Gilbert Van Drunen (NL), Timea Tihanyi (HU), Boris van Berkum (NL), Sophie Heawood (UK), Pawel Kruk (PO), David Posey (US), Stefan Vis (NL), Jeff Guido (US), Jeff Warnock (US), Marc Leuders (US), Heeseung Lee (US), Marjet Wessels Boer (NL), Nami Yamamoto (JP), Garrick Gott (US), Adi Aronau (IL), Harry Koopman (NL), Clemence Van Lunen (FR), Luc Daamaan (NL), Dave Rickard (UK), Julie Pointras Santos (US/ES), Ajila Steinvag (NL), Etta Säfve (SE), Ingrid Pasamas (NL).

Due to the nature of the exhibition it is not recommended for children to attend.


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