CULTURE ARCADE OPENING
Thursday 30 August 2018 17.00 - 20.30
Dates: 31 August - 12 October 2018
Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursday 13:00 - 17:00, Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Free Admission - RSVP
Prince Claus Fund Gallery
Herengracht 603 Amsterdam The Netherlands
Funded by the The Prince Claus Fund and theVALUE Foundation (a Dutch Foundation that works internationally to design, facilitate, and conduct research, development, and outreach on the crossroads of gaming and academia), Culture Arcade is a new space and series of events in Amsterdam dedicated to games and Game Art. Through video games and narratives, players can enter the reality of people they may know little about, particularly in the countries where the Fund is active, in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Opening on August 30 2018, Culture Arcade will feature the work of Pakistani artist Omar Gilani. A digital artist, illustrator and designer from Peshawar, Pakistan, Giliani was trained as an engineer, with an MSc in Mechanical Design and an MPhil in Robotics. He decided to build a career that is more in line with his interests and started working as a visual designer and consultant in various fields including corporate design, mobile games and apps, animated TV series and product marketing campaigns. Gilani was supported by the Prince Claus Fund in 2017.
Additionally, during a unique educational programme, you can visit the Culture Arcade to reconstruct destroyed heritage using Minecraft. The reconstructions are inspired by the Prince Claus Fund’s previous rescue operations of heritage threatened by natural disasters or conflict situations.
LINK: Culture Arcade