39 Difficult Questions for Stefan Sagmeister
Client—Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Production—Regal Printing, Hong Kong
Publisher—Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
6.5 by 8.75 inches, 160 pages, lay flat binding
Editor—Jennifer Burris

This publication documents a year long seminar held by the ICA and University of Pennsylvania's Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. Each year the program invites an artist to participate in a seminar that engages the blurry distinctions between art and life. 2011-12's participant was Stefan Sagmeister, whose multi-year project on happiness creates a sort of backdrop for the seminar. Each student contributes texts and a 'pataphysical index to the two-part interview held with Sagmeister. These texts are interspersed with photographs of the interview by Andrew Moisey.