The Happy Show
at ICA Philadelphia, April 4th through August 12th, 2012, Design Exchange, Toronto, January 9 through March 3, 2013, and MOCA Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center, March 20 through June 9, 2013.
One current ICA exhibition, Stefan Sagmeister “The Happy Show,” has proved an ideal testing ground for social media: its flexibility, allure, and potential creativity…
Stefan Sagmeister goes out of his way to say that his exhibition will not make you happier. And in general, whether or not social media promotes happiness (this blog excepted) is still an open question. That said, the lively, imaginative, diverse outpouring of material being shared online around The Happy Show is truly a delight. It may not make you as happy as a Nutella crepe or seeing a flying saucer, but for a virtual experience, it’s right up there.