Opening event: Friday February 12th from 5.30pm.

Gus Fisher Gallery showcases three pioneering artists from different corners of the globe in a major exhibition addressing modern capitalist desires from an altered landscape post- 2020. Featuring a major new site-responsive commission by Aotearoa New Zealand based artist Mark Schroder that promises to be his largest to date, the exhibition premiers artwork by internationally-renowned artists Wong Ping and Pinar Yoldas who will exhibit in Aotearoa New Zealand for the first time following presentations at some of the world’s most foremost institutions.

Titled after a bittersweet cliché in Wong Ping’s famed Fables series of animations, happiness is only real when shared ponders the current moment through a surreal maze of animation, site-specific installation and sculpture that promises to jolt us from the throws of daily living and into a tumultuous and alternative mise en scène. The exhibition is conceived as a sequel to Gus Fisher Gallery’s critically celebrated reopening exhibition of 2019, We’re Not Too Big to Care that used a slogan from local food chain Four Square to explore the effects of late- stage neo-liberalism and the commercial location that the gallery now finds itself in.


  • Free


  • Fri 12 Feb


  • 5:30 pm


  • Level 4, The Kenneth Myers Centre
  • 74 Shortland St
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 1010