August 2 2019 - November 2, 2019
How Art Museum
O 1, Lane 2277, Zuchongzhi Road
Artists: Alexis Mailles, Feng Chen, Harun Farocki, Jon Rafman, Kent Sheely, Andrew Luk, Lawrence Lek, Matthieu Cherubini, Payne Zhu, Peter Nelson, Wu Chi-Yu
Curated by Fu Liaoliao
Serious Games will present works and projects of both artists and game designers, casting light on the historical development of video games as a form and image, the tension between the mechanism of eSport competition and players from a bio-political point of view, as well as the critiques of spatial politics, historical truth, and future conflicts within the context of video games. Moreover, the exhibition is not limited to present the works directly related to video games, and it also attempts to extend the boundaries of people's notions of game by showcasing works from different perspectives.
The exhibition is accompanied by several events, including various panels, such as "Serious Games: Radical Field inside and out of Virtuality" (August 2), featuring Dr. Jiang Yuhui (Professor of philosophy, East China Normal University), Feng Chen (Artist), Payne Zhu (Artist), Wu Chi-Yu (Artist) and moderated by Fu Liaoliao (Curator of HOW Art Museum). Below is the full description:
As an ancient form of human activity, games have been undergoing drastic changes under the development of science and technology. Until the era of video games, its unprecedented connection with daily life has opened up new possibilities for cognitive space, images and life forms. It has even launched challenges to the present and future way of people's existence. The panel discussion starts from this radical field inside and out of virtuality.
LINK: Serious Games