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#cute. Islands of Happiness

October 9th - January 10th, 2021 / NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany

We are pleased to participate in #cute. Islands of Happiness with a sculpture from the Europe, Europe series.

With more than five hundred million posts on Instagram alone, #cute is one of the most popular hashtags ever. Cute can mean dainty, sweet, or twee, and we come across it in all aspects of life. Animal babies, unicorns, rabbit ears—cuteness is closely related to consumer culture and has not only taken social media by storm, but also product design, advertising, robotics, and art.

Curated by Professor Birgit Richard (head of the project and professor of new media at the Institute for Art Education at the Goethe University Frankfurt), Jana Müller, and Niklas von Reischach (project members), as well as Dr. Katja Gunkel and Harry Wolff.