Curated by Enrique Salmoiraghi, Juega bajo tu propio riesgo. Videojuegos en clave pandémica (Play at your own risk. Pandemic video games) is an international exhibition bringing together the work of artists who use the language of the video game to address emerging issues in contexts of isolation, distancing,and uncertainty. An invitation to play and, in turn, to reflect on the impact of sudden changes in society due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The exhibition is organized by Espacio Byte, an online museum dedicated to digital art established in 2012. A natural environment for the exhibition of artistic works that, created through the use of digital technology, propose new languages, poetics, and aesthetic values. Open 24/7, the museum offers a space for reflection, a source of information to delve into the dimension of digital art and learn about its first manifestations, movements and specific problems. All games featured in the exhibition are free to play. Juega bajo tu propio riesgo. Videojuegos en clave pandémica is only one several exhibitions curated by the Argentinian institution and currently accessible online.
Alvaro Cresping, Regreso a casa, 2020
Moshe Linke, Neo-brutalismo del mañana, 2019
"More than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, we have experienced changes in the ways of interacting with others and with the environment. Confinement and distancing social, extreme disinfection, online study and remote work became part of the everyday scene. These modalities have generated new habits and caused psychological effects that affect directly in all areas of our life, including the way we relate with art. Anguished at the confinement and loneliness, concerned about the economic crisis, wondering about the experimental vaccines; we find ourselves in a labyrinth of uncertainty whose exit has not yet we have found, but when that happens, what will we have learned? This exhibition brings together the work of artists who use video game languages to address these problematic. Works that involve the player directly to recreate these circumstances and be able to observe them from other perspectives. Play at your own risk, it is not only an invitation to play, but also to reflect on the consequences of these sudden behavioral changes in contemporary society"
ARTISTS' LINE UP
Yuliya Kozhemyako(alias Supr)
Margarita Skomorokh(alias RkkTKK)