Oliver Payne, 2017. Photo: Curtis Buchanan
CONTINUE? The Philosophy of Japanese Arcade Culture
Wednesday May 31, 2017 7:30PM
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Free entry and open to the public
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only.
"Having recently collaborated with Japanese Pop art legend Keiichi Tanaami, Oliver Payne discusses Japanese arcade culture, specifically the manic and psychedelic “bullet hell games.” These niche arcade games—often considered the purest form of video games—follow a chaotic, complicated system of rules and patterns. Payne considers labor, play, identity, and art in gaming culture, and how it all informs his work."
The event is related to this exhibition, Hammer Projects: Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami, on view until August 27.
Oliver Payne (b. 1977, London) lives and works in Los Angeles. As a duo with Nick Relph, his work has been shown internationally at such venues as Serpentine Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Zurich; and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; NANZUKA, Tokyo and Hong Kong; STUDIOLO, Zurich; and Galleria Federico Vavassori, Milan.