The exhibition Happy! opened at the NSU Art Museum last week on October 27, 2019. The contemporary art exhibition draws together works that create an emotional reaction in viewers.
The show features the work by the following artists: Gesner Abelard, Kathryn Andrews, Cory Arcangel, Eugene Brands, Francesco Clemente, Tracey Emin, Christina Forrer, FriendsWithYou, Félix González-Torres, Adler Guerrier, Keith Haring, Asger Jorn, Samson Kambalu, KAWS, Ragnar Kjartansson, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Yoko Ono, Jorge Pantoja, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Enoc Perez, Esther Phillips, Fernand Pierre, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Mark Rothko, Robert Saint-Brice, Kenny Scharf, Alake Shilling, Alma Woodsey Thomas, Frances Trombly, Andy Warhol, and others.
The curator Bonnie Clearwater explains, “For many of these artists, art-making is a way to channel sadness, stress, depression, and trauma. Their acts of creation reward them with a sense of euphoria or hope. Even when faced with a hopeless situation, they can usually find a creative solution.”
The exhibition is on through July 5, 2020. [ArtDaily]