Open now at the Block! Paul Chan: Happiness (finally) after 35,000 years of civilization
A 17-minute looped Flash animation, Happiness is inspired as much by the history of utopian thought and the US invasion of Iraq as by Web 1.0 banner
ads. Completed as part of his MFA degree at Bard College, "Happiness" also reflects Chan’s formative undergraduate years at the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, where he first encountered the work of Chicago-based, self-taught artist Henry Darger.
Image: Paul Chan, detail from Happiness (finally) after 35,000 years of civilization, courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali Gallery