A Club for Finer Things

We were lucky enough to catch 6018 north's opening of The Happiness Project in downtown Chicago tonight, which encourages a “reimagining of how individuals might best live and work together in urban space through engaging in unexpected and transcendent activities.” The show finds it’s home in an abandoned loop storefront and displays over 15 artists examining the right to the pursuit of happiness and the potential for transformation because of it. Former MCA curator Tricia Van Eck oversees the process, which has several pop-up galleries throughout the city, and certainly applies a somewhat unconventional approach through this collection, which includes a piece consisting of rows of dozens of pairs of tap shoes of all sizes, with a message encouraging visitors to put them on and dance down the street. The entire point of the project is to modify the disconnect between work and play and to encourage the public to create and therefore achieve happiness, a novel idea.

We were lucky enough to catch 6018 north's opening of The Happiness Project in downtown Chicago tonight,¬†which encourages a “reimagining of how individuals might best live and work together in urban space through engaging in unexpected and transcendent activities.” The show finds it’s home in an abandoned loop storefront and displays over 15 artists examining the right to the pursuit of happiness and the potential for transformation because of it. Former MCA curator Tricia Van Eck oversees the process, which has several pop-up galleries throughout the city, and certainly applies a somewhat unconventional approach through this collection, which includes a piece consisting of rows of dozens of pairs of tap shoes of all sizes, with a message encouraging visitors to put them on and dance down the street. The entire point of the project is to modify the disconnect between work and play and to encourage the public to create and therefore achieve happiness, a novel idea.

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