Does joy need sadness? Light need dark? It’s a central question in Ann Van den Broek’s Joy diptych. Exploring answers by way of Pixar films, children’s stories and bossa nova music, you might calculate that joy + sadness = beauty.

Work/world (content)

  • Heel thyself
  • Bittersweet
  • Joy of the hip
  • Loops
  • Adulterated joy
  • I, human
  • True colours
  • Airness

  • Back to the overview
  • Work/world is a collection of eight essays by Sanjoy Roy that offer a unique perspective on the Joy diptych by Ann Van den Broek.