Video Games Open Friday at MOMA
Cinema & New Media Arts | On Mar 06, 2013
Brian Crecente at Polygon writes,
“Video games invade the Museum of Modern Art in New York City this year, sharing space with the likes of Andy Warhol’s Tomato Soup Cans, Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the original iPod.
Their inclusion, as the center piece of a new design installation which runs through 2014, is the latest in the growing trend to showcase video games as art. But in this case, the art is assumed and it’s the design that is being celebrated.
The video games of MOMA, 14 in all, are housed in a larger gallery installation that focuses on the vitality and diversity of design. The exhibit highlights not just the ubiquity of design but illustrates the branching of this school of practical art, tracing the blossoming of applied, rather than theoretical design.”