“Guilty Pleasures” – Odeta Catana


“Guilty Pleasures” exhibition presents a wide arsenal of bizarre pleasures that people feel guilty about. Photographed in their own environment, in their homes, the subjects participating in the project reveal in front of the camera, sometimes hushed and hesitating, other times theatrical and demonstrative, what they normally hide from the eyes of others at all costs: situations, habits, rituals or various objects that constitute props for their guilty pleasures. Photographer Odeta Catana succeeds in capturing these pleasures with naturalness, without creating the sensation of an intrusive interference in the intiacy of her subject.

“Guilty Pleasures” was created within a six months art residency for British Square Magazine where it was first published in issue 5.1 (http://www.squaremag.org/501-FR-GB.pdf). The project and various interviews were subsequently published in numerous newspapers and magazines in Germany (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Stern, Huffington Post), the United Kingdom, Italy (Repubblica Il Post) and the USA (Cosmopolitan). The entire project can be viewed on the artist’s website: www.odetacatana.com

In collaboration with Rumanian Cultural Institute and Embassy of Rumania to the Republic of Serbia

Sponsors: Cooperativa Agrícola de Garriguella