EVENT: "ZKM_Gameplay − The Game Platform at the ZKM Start New Game!" (from June 21, 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Curated by Stephan Schwingeler and Bernhard Serexhe, ZKM_Gameplay - − The Game Platform at the ZKM Start New Game! is a new exhibition organized organized ZKM -Media Museum ("the world's first and only museum for interactive art"). ZKM_Gameplay opened on Fridy June 21, 2013. ZKM_Gameplay is the new permanent exhibition on the theme of video games and experimental forms of play. Its goal? "To explore the multi-facetted layers of games with a critical gaze." The selection? Very broad - from Fez to Feng Mengbo. "A varied selection of exhibits is on display: a large area is dedicated to works of game art ranging both from art which has computer games as its subject, and computer games designed by artists. Added to this are computer and video games, which illustrate the entire range of the medium and make these experienceable in the Media Museum."
Full description below:
Since its opening in 1997, numerous computer games have been presented in a permanent exhibition on the second floor of the ZKM | Media Museum, since these reflect an essential part within modern society heavily influenced by digitalized realities of life. For centuries new artistic, experimental, media-reflective as well as ‘serious’ forms of games have evolved. In the past decade alone, the cultural influence and economic power of digital games and gameplay have experienced enormous and continuous growth. Digital games also generate promises and equally vague fears.LINK: ZKM-Gameplay
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti