The Happy Show

Stefan Sagmeister

28.10.2017 - 11.03.2018
tue–sun 10am–5pm,
wed 10am–8pm
Pfingstweidstrasse 96

What is happiness, who can find it, and what can we do for our personal luck? New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister has intensively investigated these big questions. “The Happy Show” presents the results of his personal research into happiness. Highly emotional information graphics, video documents of his individual experiments, or installations that visitors can participate in: the Austrian designer’s sensual image worlds encourage the public to increase their own feeling of happiness. With handwritten comments left on the walls and floors, Stefan Sagmeister at the same time displays humor and a subtle distance to the theme. The show transgresses the boundaries between science, design, and everyday culture, stretching across the museum spaces into the Toni-Areal.

Guided Tours, Workshops and More
The educational program of the exhibition opens a dialogue by means of tours. And it offers creative confrontations in workshops. Find more information in German.

A cooperative venture between the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania and the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. This exhibition was made possible by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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