Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Show at the Museum of Contemporary Art's (MOCA) Pacific Design Center location, 8687 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood (WeHo), was scheduled to close Sunday, June 9, 2013. Due to the LA Pride Celebration the show will close on Friday, June 7.
The LA Pride Celebration for 2013 officially runs June 8 & 9. Street closings in the area of the Pacific Design Center (PDC) for the celebration will make travel to this MOCA venue difficult. The West Hollywood Public Library across the street from MOCA will also be closed.
One of the main questions inspiring Sagmeister's Happy Show is his ten-year exploration of happiness and search for possible ways and means of increasing his happiness. Can happiness be a choice?
Sagmeister's The Happy Show incorporates a variety of imaginative, interactive and artistic ways to incorporate and present information from the artist's own diary and data from psychologists and anthropologists.
Stefan Sagmeister, Austrian born New York resident, has also been in the process for a few years putting together a documentary which he aptly titles, The Happy Film. Sagmeister was able to successfully fund a Kickstarter project reaching the $50,000 to get this documentary started.
One of the more interesting installations was the poll being conducted on the happiness level of The Happy Show attendees. Attendees were invited to procure a big yellow gumball from the gumball machine which portrayed the number (1 - 10) that most closely corresponds with their level of happiness. Your examiner found her happiness number increased after chewing the gumball and blowing some nice, juicy, big bubbles with her wad of gum; making her wish the gumball offer was for more than just one gumball.
As of this writing only two more days to get yourself to the MOCA at PDC in WeHo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to view this fun and interesting exhibit about happiness. If it helps your happiness number the price for admittance to the show: FREE. In case you can't make it (especially if you had planned on visiting the 8th or 9th, please don't be sad) to The Happy Show before it closes, there is a The Happy Show tumblr online with lots of great photos from the exhibit and some YouTube videos. Click here to be directed to some YouTube video options from the show.