Instructions for happiness

Instructions for happiness - an absurd promise? The exhibition is dedicated to the personal pursuit of happiness. Using behavioral guidelines, the works of participating artists invite responses to simulated situations through the use of objects or by interacting with others - or simply provoke the processes of thought.

Arrangements that vary in form and content mirror the diversity of perspectives that the artists - as much as society in general - hold towards being happy. Just as with interpersonal relationships, immediate encounters or everyday situations, happiness may also hide in appreciating the beauty of little things. The exhibition reflects art´s impact on society and seeks the boundaries of what it can do. Visitors are invited to explore ideas of happiness and to thereby also find their own answers.  


Opening: July 7, 7pm
Exhibition: July 8 — November 6, 2017
Curated by: Severin Dünser, Olympia Tzortzi

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Wednesday and Friday: 11am — 9pm
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Open on Public Holidays


21er Haus
Museum for Contemporary Art
Quartier Belvedere, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

Featuring works by:

Anna Sophie Berger, Keren Cytter, Heinrich Dunst, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Christian Falsnaes, Barbara Kapusta, Rallou Panagiotou, Angelo Plessas, Maruša Sagadin, Hans Schabus, Socratis Socratous, Jannis Varelas, Salvatore Viviano and Anna Witt.