Curating Games in the Asia Pacific Region

Davies, H, Chung, K and Jing, Y 2019, 'Curating Games in the Asia Pacific Region', in Juyong Park, Juhan Nam, Jin Wan Park (ed.) Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA 2019), Gwangju, Republic of South Korea, 22-28 June 2019, pp. 722-724.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Curating Games in the Asia Pacific Region
Author(s) Davies, H
Chung, K
Jing, Y
Year 2019
Conference name ISEA 2019: Lux Aeterna
Conference location Gwangju, Republic of South Korea
Conference dates 22-28 June 2019
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA 2019)
Editor(s) Juyong Park, Juhan Nam, Jin Wan Park
Publisher ISEA International
Place of publication United Kingdom
Start page 722
End page 724
Total pages 3
Abstract Videogames are rapidly becoming a major medium of contemporary art. As videogames move into the popular and conceptual mainstream with exhibitions occurring at major international spaces, how are the complexities of this new medium playing out among arts workers, collectors and the spaces in which games are exhibited? More specifically, how are curators, artists and institutional spaces within the Asia Pacific region responding to the opportunities and challenges posed by videogames in arts practice? Are best practices being adopted from US and European models, or, given the Asia Pacifics standing as the largest producer and consumer of videogames, and recognising its long history of videogame art from exponents such as Feng Mengbo and Cao Fei, are distinct and region-specific trends emerging? This panel considers future and present practices in the curation of contemporary videogame art.
Subjects Electronic Media Art
Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Computer Gaming and Animation
Keyword(s) Videogames
Game Art
Curatorial Practice
Archiving
Media Art
Exhibition
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