Explore the diversity of euphoric experiences and the effect of positive emotion on the body.
Joy is uplifting. It can be intense but brief, and leaves you wanting more. Some find joy while losing themselves on the dancefloor, others while catching up with friends over a meal. This exhibition shares with you a diversity of euphoric experiences and the effect of positive emotion on the body. Joy can bring catharsis, build resilience and bring people together. New commissions by Harold Offeh, Amalia Pica and David Shrigley, plus artworks and historical objects dating back to the 15th century, guide you along some of the many paths to joy that different communities have sought, even in difficult times.