The Happy Show
Are you happy? This interdisciplinary, interactive art installation just might have your answer, or at least get you thinking about it. Currently touring several cities in the United States, The Happy Show by graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, combines a unique mix of art installations with graphic design and thought-provoking typographical displays of data. The show also “offers visitors the experience of walking into Stefan Sagmeister’s mind as he attempts to increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals.”
The large exhibition is filled with social data and research gathered from Harvard psychologists Daniel Gilbert and Steven Pinker, anthropologist Donald Symons, psychologist Jonathan Haidt, as well as several prominent historians. The installation’s interdisciplinary approach reveals great insight into our society’s state of mind about love, happiness and personal levels of satisfaction. The Happy Show is currently on view at the Chicago Cultural Center through September 23rd, 2013. The above images are courtesy of Stefan Sagmeister.