october, 2019

12oct(oct 12)8:30 am13(oct 13)6:00 pmThe Allure of the Erotic


Event Details

We have a curious and fascinating range of relationships with the Erotic. Perhaps this is fitting given its widespread presence in all aspects of daily life and the power it has to elicit all manner of emotional, aesthetic, rational and irrational responses.  In everything we do, from painting to sculpture to dance, from literature to letters to historical documents, from film and television to theatre and performance to photography and all forms of visual media, it is there. Across disciplines, professions, business, vocations and practices, the Erotic is alive and flourishing.

Wherever humans have lived, so has the Erotic, as evidenced in fragments of letters between long-separated lovers, in carved phalluses and voluptuous stone goddesses and in music that makes our hearts yearn for something we cannot name. It draws people together yet can sow discontent when it cannot be attained. It crosses racial, ethnic, social, socio-economic, political, educational and age-related boundaries. It causes intense joy and excruciating pain. And it motivates demonstrations of both love and madness, and everything in between.

Yet grappling with ‘the erotic’ is somehow more difficult than it would at first appear.

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12 (Saturday) 8:30 am - 13 (Sunday) 6:00 pm


Vienna 2019

Hotel Mercure Wien Westbanhoff Felberstraße 4, 1150 Wien, Austria