The Städtische Galerie Erlangen was holding an exhibition titled GLÜCK happens [HAPPINESS happens] at the Palais Stutterheim, now named the “Kunstpalais”, to mark its grand re-opening after two years of renovation. The exhibition featured positions by 15 artists from eight countries, all of whom express widely differing aspects and views of happiness in their artworks – happiness as a promise, happiness as a climax or meaning in life, or its ambivalent, often deceptive nature as a fleeting moment, such as happiness in the form of sex, rapture and ecstasy.
An interdisciplinary accompanying programme with supplementary publication focused on the experience of happiness in today’s society, viewed from an art-historical and philosophical perspective.
Curator: Claudia Emmert
Artists: Lars Arrhenius (S) and Daniel Westlund (S), Birgit Brenner, Mona Hatoum (RL/GB), Runa Islam (BD/GB), Christian Jankowski, Šejla Kamerić (BIH), Katharina Karrenberg, Aleksandra Mir (S/I), Karina Nimmerfall (A), Peter Piller, Tobias Rehberger, Luzia Simons (BR/F), Alejandro Vidal (E), Erwin Wurm (A), Paola Yacoub (RL) and others
Venue and schedule:
Kunstpalais, Palais Stutterheim, Erlangen, 2 June – 25 July 2010